MSc in Major Programme Management scholarships and awards profiles


Our MSc in Major Programme Management scholars and awardees have received funding in recognition of their past successes (both academic and professional). The profiles provide a brief taster of their diverse experiences to date and their plans. 

2023-25 class

Divyalakshmi Chelluri

MSc in Major Programme Management Director's Award
Project Manager, Mace Consult Limited

Divya’s experience ranges from a bridge in rural India to a transport hub in central London, in different roles. She hopes to use her learning from this programme, along with her diverse experience, to drive collaboration with a focus on outcomes to deliver major programmes.

Albert Chetsanga

MSc in Major Programme Management Director's Award
Programme Director (Acting), Coega Development Corporation 

Albert has 20 years of diversified and multi-layered experience in project management. He has a passion for continual improvement, delivering tangible impact. The scholarship offers a privileged opportunity to be part of a global cohort, sharing learnings on implementing mega and complex projects.

Gareth Dooley

MSc in Major Programme Management Director's Award
Deputy Programme Director, Ørsted


With 16 years experience in the energy industry, Gareth Dooley is a Director at Ørsted. He has a Global MBA from Alliance Manchester Business School. He is passionate about working on renewable projects across the globe and hopes to create a greener future for the world.

Aušra Gustainiene


MSc in Major Programme Management Director's Award
Programme Manager for Digital Transformation, Girteka Group

Aušra is an IT executive and transformation leader with more than 20 years of diverse experience in the IT industry, big four consulting, global system implementations, and IT leadership with international experience driving changes in Fortune 500 organisations. She is also the Author of professional books, a lecturer and a mentor promoting women in IT.

Ed Hodnett

MSc in Major Programme Management Director's Award
Senior Project Manager - JT Global
United Kingdom

Having enjoyed a career in manufacturing engineering, transport, financial services and telecommunications, Ed brings a variety of experiences. In Oxford, he seeks to learn new and better methods and to apply and practise those with his cohort and his employer, to benefit Jersey and net zero mobility projects.

Shafqat Hussain

MSc in Major Programme Management Director's Award
Director PMO, Maven Projects LLP

As Director PMO, Shafqat takes pride in leading the construction management practice at Maven Projects LLP, Pakistan's only PMC employing the engineering, procurement and construction management delivery model. He is an ardent advocate for the integration of sustainability principles into building design and construction.

Adinda Preller

MSc in Major Programme Management Scholarship for Women
Business Development Manager, Phelan Green Energy
South Africa

Adinda, an energy professional with 15 years' experience, is passionate about implementing sustainable energy transition programmes in Southern Africa. She is excited for the opportunity to study at Oxford, as it provides an unparalleled learning environment and a global platform for collaboration.

Ivan Sulev

MSc in Major Programme Management Director's Award
Director of Business Development, Circeular Partners Ltd
North Macedonia


Ivan seamlessly merges strategy and technology, elevating value via holistic user-business-tech experiences. His brilliance shines in collaborative HORIZON 2020/Europe, INTERREG, EIT projects: reshaping energy markets, crafting immersive experiences, sustainable mobility, smart art and climate adaptation.

Muzaffar Uddin

MSc in Major Programme Management Director's Award
Lead Consultant at Ultrapoor Graduation Initiative (UPGI), BRAC International

Muzaffar holds business degrees from UK and Pakistan. He led development organisations like BRAC and Aga Khan Rural Support Programme with a primary focus on poverty reduction in Pakistan. He envisions that an Oxford experience will enrich his programme management proficiency and a chance to share his experience in development.

2022-24 class

Jules Anderson

MSc in Major Programme Management Scholarship for Women
Senior Director, Global Talent Acquisition and Mobility
United Kingdom

Jules is a HR Transformation and Programme Management Leader at Gilead Sciences, specialising in Global Talent Acquisition and Mobility within the Biotech and Life Sciences sector. Voluntary experience includes STEM Ambassador and School Governor. Passionate advocate for social, health, and patient equity.

Alex Griffiths

MSc in Major Programme Management Director's Award
Operations Director, Mace
United Kingdom

Alex delivers projects and programmes in the built environment. He is a former British Army officer and engineer. Passionate about innovation and the use of technology to deliver more effectively, Alex hopes the programme will help him develop tools that can benefit the wider sector.

Read a blog by Alex.

Swapnil Parashar

MSc in Major Programme Management Director's Award
Software Development Manager, Amazon

Swapnil leads a team of software engineers to build serverless cloud solutions at AWS, Lambda. Passionate about innovation and emerging technologies like AI, ML, Cloud, he hopes to help make people's lives better through technology. He holds an MBA from London Business School.

Read a blog by Swapnil.

Lauren Wheatley

MSc in Major Programme Management Scholarship for Women
SxT Programme Engagement Lead, Ernst & Young
United Kingdom

Lauren's experience includes working on global transformation implementations including SAP S4/Hana programs in various project manager capacities. Lauren is currently working on an IT support transformation program at Ernst & Young in the role of Global Engagement Lead.

Christine Yan Zhang

MSc in Major Programme Management Scholarship for Women
Marketing Director, Telesoundaudio Global Co, Ltd

Christine, a new Oxonian with a multi-national background and a global mindset, is an entrepreneur in Hong Kong and an enthusiastic life adventurer who keeps exploring the potential to be a better self. She believes the scholarship is like the morning star in her Oxford journey that will lead her to a more perfect transformation.

Scholarships and funding

Find out more about our range of scholarships and funding opportunities.