Steering Committee

Our Steering Committee

The OUBEP Steering Committee comprises senior executives representing major global companies, as well as world-leading academic economists. This high-level, practice-oriented governing body ensures that the course programme always addresses rigorous academic content informed by current industry priorities.
Petr Sedlacek

Petr Sedlacek

Position: Senior Tutor

Petr is a macroeconomist with a particular interest in the vast heterogeneity among workers and firms. He is fascinated by the question See full profile

Mike Crow

Mike Crow

Position: OUBEP Committee Member

Michael is NatWest Group’s Head of Public Affairs and a member of the bank’s Scotland Board. His background is in politics and ... See full profile

John Downie

John Downie

Position: Chair of Steering Committee

Accenture Management Consulting John is a Senior Managing Director in Accenture's Resources (Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Metals, ... See full profile

Daniele Ferrari

Daniele Ferrari

Position: OUBEP Committee Member

Daniele Ferrari is Chief Executive Officer of Versalis S.p.A. and Chairman of Matrìca, a joint venture with Novamont on renewable ... See full profile

David Gould

David Gould

Position: OUBEP Committee Member

David Gould Consultants Ltd After graduating from the University of Sussex, David Gould had an extensive career in the UK Ministry ... See full profile

Claire Hamlin

Claire Hamlin

Position: OUBEP Committee Member

Claire is an experienced talent and development professional with over 20 years’ experience both as a consultant and within line roles. See full profile

Jenny Hayward

Jenny Hayward

Position: Head of Administration and Finance, Department of Economics

Jenny is the Head of Administration and Finance at the Department of Economics. She is a member of the OUBEP Steering Committee. See full profile

Nigel Hobson

Nigel Hobson

Position: OUBEP Committee Member

Shell International Petroleum Company Ltd Nigel Hobson is currently Vice President Shell Global Operations for the Trading and ... See full profile

Paul O’Brien

Paul O’Brien

Position: OUBEP Committee Member

Procter & Gamble Paul has worked for Procter and Gamble for almost 30 years. Originally from Glasgow, he is a Geophysicist who ... See full profile

John Pelton

John Pelton

Position: OUBEP Committee Member

Jacobs Programme Strategy Director, Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Programme John has been the Palace of ... See full profile

Nicholas Putnam

Nicholas Putnam

Position: OUBEP Committee Member

Independent Consultant See full profile

Andrew Smart

Andrew Smart

Position: OUBEP Committee Member

Accenture Management Consulting Andrew Smart is the Global Industry Senior Managing Director for Energy and is based in Accenture’s ... See full profile

Margaret Stevens

Margaret Stevens

Position: OUBEP Committee Member

University of Oxford Margaret Stevens is a Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford, a Senior Research Fellow of Lincoln ... See full profile

Guy Wingate

Guy Wingate

Position: OUBEP Committee Member

Guy is Vice-President and Compliance Officer for Manufacturing & Supply Chain at GlaxoSmithKline where he is also a member of the ... See full profile

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History

Established in 1952, OUBEP is Oxford’s oldest executive education programme. It was founded by a group of business leaders during the period following the Second World War – a time of immense political, economic and societal change.

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About OUBEP

Established in 1952, OUBEP is Oxford’s oldest executive education programme. It was founded by a group of business leaders during the period following the Second World War – a time of immense political, economic and societal change.

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At the core of the Oxford University Business Economics Programme is an intensive, two-week development course for the next generation of senior leaders. By combining high-calibre academic tuition, industry-leading keynote speakers, and a diverse group of delegates, OUBEP creates a dynamic space to explore economic theory and applications to help solve problems and create strategic impact.