To support the delivery of our OXFO COVID-19 Action Plan, we have convened a global network of judges, experts and mentors, made up of more than 60 entrepreneurs, leading academics, policy-makers, investors and private and public sector organisations across the four streams of Healthcare, Education, Inclusive Social Engagement and Mobility, and Operations, Logistics and Supply chains:


Judges: Critical Impact area: Healthcare

Mohamed Amersi, Chairman of the Amersi Foundation, Advisor to the Oxford Foundry

Sir Terence Stephenson, Chair of the Health Research Authority (HRA)

Dr June Raine CBE, Chief Executive of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity

Professor the Lord Darzi, Co-Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London 

Sangu Delle, Chief Executive Officer at Africa Health Holdings Limited

Professor Sue Dopson, Deputy Dean of Saïd Business School

Professor Susanna J Dunachie, Associate Professor, Tropical Immunology at University of Oxford

Dr Bruno Holthof, CEO, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Judges: Critical Impact area: Education


    Marcus East, Technical Director, Office of the CTO at Google, Resident Expert at the Oxford Foundry

    Josh Elman, Product Builder, San Francisco Bay Area (Helped build Robinhood, Twitter, Facebook)

    Ana Bakshi, Director, Oxford Foundry

    Professor Martin Williams, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, Oxford University 

    Dr Elizabeth Kiss, Warden of Rhodes House 

    Brent Hoberman CBE, Executive Chairman, Founders Factory, Founders Forum; previously Co-Founder, 

      Judges: Critical Impact area: Inclusive social engagement and mobility

      Mohamed Amersi, Chairman of the Amersi Foundation, Advisor to the Oxford Foundry

      Angela Ahrendts DBE, Former SVP Apple Retail & CEO Burberry

      Arunma Oteh, Academic Scholar, University of Oxford; Former World Bank Vice President & Treasurer 

      Biz Stone, Co-founder, Twitter, Advisor to the Oxford Foundry

      Evan Sharp, Co-founder, Pinterest

      Colum Conway, Chief Executive, Social Work England

        Judges:Critical Impact area: Operations, Logistics and Supply Chains  

        Alexsis de Raadt St. James, Founder and Managing Partner of Merian Ventures, Advisor to the Oxford Foundry

        Sir Charles Godfray, Director of the Oxford Martin School

        David Buttress, Ex CEO of JUST EAT Plc and Founder of JUST EAT UK, entrepreneur, angel investor, Advisor to the Oxford Foundry

        Ben Finkel, Founder & CEO of Sesh

        Nicole Vollebregt, SVP, Global Purpose, adidas 


        Experts and mentors


        • Reid Hoffman, Co-founder, Linkedin 
        • Professor Chas Bountra, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Innovation, University of Oxford
        • Professor Peter Tufano, Dean, Saïd Business School
        • Ana Bakshi, Director Oxford Foundry
        • Martha Lane Fox CBE, Founder and Executive Chair
        • Toby Coppel, Co-founder and Partner, Mosaic Ventures
        • Arlan Hamilton, Founder & Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, Advisor to the Oxford Foundry
        • Claire Davenport, Chief Executive Officer at
        • Peter Drobac, Director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
        • Brad Wilson, Chairman, EnViva Care Ltd
        • Pradeep Kakkattil, Director, Office of Innovation
        • Kevin Roberts, Founder Red Rose Consulting and former CEO & Chairman, Saatchi & Saatchi (1997-2016)
        • Laurens de Bruijn, Independent Adviser 
        • Dr. Helen Routh, Board Director and Consultant at Former Global Healthcare Executive and Ultromics. 
        • Dr Nessa Carey, MSD Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence, Oxford University
        • Pradeep Kakkattil, Director, Office of Innovation
        • Nooman Haque, Managing Director of Life Sciences and Healthcare, Silicon Valley Bank (UK)
        • Matt Perkins, CEO, Oxford University Innovation 
        • Kal Patel, CEO of Jarin Capital
        • Adam Stoten, COO, Oxford University Innovation 
        • Karen Hendrickson, Chief Executive Officer, Rabito Clinic Ltd
        • Professor Pegram Harrison, Senior Fellow in Entrepreneurship, Saïd Business School
        • Professor Ian Goldin, Oxford University Professor of Globalisation and Development, Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change 
        • Alex McPherson, Founder, Ignition Law
        • Yo Percale, Founder, Rebel Consulting 
        • Raif Jacobs, Tech Investor
        • Frederick Blackford, Co-founder of Polaroid Swing
        • Joyeeta Das, CEO and Co-founder of GYANA
        • David Kell, CFO and Co-founder of GYANA
        • Jan Royall, Baronness Royall of Blaisdon, Principal Somerville College, Oxford
        • Miles Young, Warden of New College, Oxford
        • Jenny Tooth OBE, Chief Executive UK Business Angels Association
        • Mark Evans, Partner, Kindred Capital
        • Olivier Magnin Strategy Manager, Medopad
        • David Farquharson, Co-founder, Ignition Law
        • Angela Gichaga, Chief Executive Officer, the Financing Alliance for Health (FAH)
        • Brian Gibson, Director, Higher Education – EMEA, Microsoft 
        • Paula Espana, Former co-founder and Managing Director of Baxon Solutions, entrepreneur, advisor and venture partner
        • Edward Lee, Founder and CEO, HelloAdvisr
        • Srin Madipalli, CEO and co-founder of Accomable, Product Manager at AirBnb
        • Akhil Paul, Owner and Director, Caparo Group
        • Professor William Scott-Jackson, Chairman of Oxford Strategic Consulting and Visiting Professor at Cass Business School
        • Nicola McConville, Partner, Taylor vinters LLP
        • Charlton Mak, Vice President, Saltagen Ventures
        • Farzana Baduel, Founder and CEO, Curzon PR
        • Nicole Cowell de Gruchy, Innovative Director and Strategy Consultant 
        • Mary McKenna, Tech entrepreneur and Angel Investor