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Catherine Quinn

Chief Operating Officer, Said Business School


Catherine joined Oxford Saïd at its Chief Operating Officer and Associate Dean for administration/operations from The Middle Temple, where her role as Chief Executive combined direction of commercial and not-for-profit activities, including the running of a heritage estate with Local Authority status in central London and a professional membership institution. Prior to this, Catherine led the grant-giving operations of the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation, where she restructured the Trust’s services and operations and led the establishment of a sister organisation in India. Before Wellcome, she spent several years in Oxford, where she directed the University’s institution-wide Research Services and co-founded Oxford University Consulting.

Catherine is currently a Board Member of The Charity Commission for England and Wales; The Royal British Legion and national Poppy Appeal; and The National Memorial Arboretum.
She has an MBA from Oxford University’s Saïd Business School and degrees from US and UK universities.