Chief Executive

Catherine Roe is the Chief Executive and joined Oxford Research Group in November 2019.  She has over 25 years’ experience of creating, developing and leading foundations.  For 12 years, Catherine was CEO of the Said Foundation, working to effect lasting change in the lives of disadvantaged children and high potential young people in the Middle East.  As Director of the Said Business School Foundation, she helped to create and develop Oxford University’s Said Business School, now one of the world’s leading business schools.  Since 2006, as Director of CMR Consult Limited, Catherine has worked with a range of foundations, philanthropists and not-for-profits in fields as diverse as education, child development, arts and culture, social cohesion, disability and refugees. Catherine began her career as a British diplomat, specialising in multilateral negotiation.  She has served on the boards of a number of foundations and other not-for-profits.