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, Venture Manager
Jonny Thomson, Head of Outreach and Development
Katy Clapham, Experiential Learning Manager
Amy Lothian, Head of Marketing and Communications
Becky Fishman, Content and Partnerships Manager
Tara Adenle, Social Media Officer
Dan James, Operations Manager
Rose Talbot, Events Coordinator
Photo Back row L>R: Tara, Katy, Dan, Alex, Becky. Front row: Jonny, Rose, Ana, Kate, Amy