International Strategy

International Strategy enquiries number: 01865 (2)80417
Fax: (0)1865 (2)80411


Postal address: International Strategy, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD

Director of International Strategy: Loren Griffith
PA to Director of International Strategy: Jill Rodd

The International Strategy office is responsible for developing a coherent corporate strategy to promote Oxford’s international relations, global profile and international competitiveness. The work of the office is broad and includes such issues as Oxford's approach to: international student recruitment and funding; integration of international academic staff and students; international educational experiences for all students; international collaborations (research and education); and promoting deeper engagement with key countries and regions.

The Director of International Strategy reports to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Development and External Affairs).

Profile of the Director of International Strategy

Loren Griffith became Director of International Strategy in February 2012 after covering the role as Acting Director for 18 months.

Prior to joining the University in 2010 as deputy director of international strategy, Loren was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company for seven years. As a member of the London, Boston, Delhi, New York, and Los Angeles offices, he served clients in health care, including health systems and pharmaceutical companies, and in secondary and higher education. He also worked for President Barack Obama’s transition team and for the California State Senate.

He holds a law degree (J.D.) with distinction from Stanford University, a Master’s in Public Affairs (MPA) from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, and a BA in Ethics, Politics & Economics, magna cum laude, from Yale University.