The Oxford Foundry team 

Ana Bakshi, Director

Ana Bakshi is the inaugural Executive Director of the Oxford Foundry (OXFO), entrepreneurship centre at the University of Oxford, which was opened in October 2017 as an initiative set up by Saïd Business School.

Having grown up in a family of entrepreneurs, Ana has been motivated in her journey as an entrepreneurial leader and change-maker by seeing first-hand how innovation is a driving force for economic growth. Ana has been instrumental in driving positive, systemic change within complex institutions, and in building successful innovation centres and culture change within centuries-old educational establishments such as King’s College London and the University of Oxford. As an experienced Director she is committed to building and bringing together multidisciplinary, global networks and communities to exchange knowledge, collaborate, and tackle society’s biggest challenges. 

Kate Nilsson, Executive Assistant to the Director

Alex Feyler, Head of Ventures

Jonny Thomson, Head of Outreach and Development 

Katy Clapham, Experiential Learning Manager 

Amy Lothian, Head of Marketing and Communications 

Dan James, Head of Operations  

Rose Talbot, Events and Community Manager

Photo Back row L>R: Tara, Katy, Dan, Alex, Becky. Front row: Jonny, Rose, Ana, Kate, Amy