Richard Briant

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MA Camb, MA Oxf


Richard Briant

Emeritus Fellow

Associate Fellow, Saïd Business School


Richard directs leadership programmes at Oxford including the Chevening CRISP and Gurukul Fellowship programmes. St Cross hosts CRISP which focuses on Innovation, Science policy and Leadership for mid-career professionals from India and Sri Lanka. The Gurukul programme on Leadership and Excellence, hosted by the Department of Politics and International Relations, also has strong links with St Cross.

Richard is an Associate Fellow at the Saïd Business School where his roles include directing Oxford modules for the Archbishop Tutu Leadership Programme for next-generation leaders in sub-Saharan Africa, and co-directing “InnoPower”, a programme for social workers from Hong Kong.

In previous roles Richard has been Chief Operating Officer and International Director at the Saïd Business School. In the 1990s he was the Administrator in the Department of Materials where he helped set up the University's Science Park at Begbroke.

Richard’s early professional experience, after studying History and Law at Cambridge, was as a UK civil servant and diplomat. He is a Director of Oxford Archaeology Ltd.