Oxford Science Park joins Future Cities Forum


We are very pleased that Oxford Science Park board director and Magdalen College Oxford University bursar Rory Maw will contribute to our 'science cities' forum at in Cambridge. The Oxford Science Park - which is owned by Magdalen - was created in 1991 and is now one of the most influential science, business and technology environments in the UK, being home to over 90 companies and 2,500 people. The development plans include creating 300,000 square feet of additional lab and office space over the next five years.

Rory joined Magdalen College as Bursar in March 2014, having been a Partner and CFO of Bridges Ventures, a private equity firm focused on social impact investment in high growth SME’s and real estate. Previously, he was an investment banker at Schroders and Morgan Stanley, specialising in mergers and acquisitions for a range of international clients. Rory graduated in Economics from Trinity College, Cambridge, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. For eight years to 2013, he was a non-executive director of Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, latterly as Vice-Chairman, and chaired the hospital’s Finance and Investment Committee. He also served for eight years as a Trustee and a member of the Investment Committee of Guy’s & St Thomas’ Charity, which manages an endowment of over £600m and supports innovative healthcare in South East London. From April 2015 to July 2019, Rory was Chairman of Activate Enterprise, an Oxford-based apprenticeship training provider.

As Bursar of Magdalen College Oxford, Rory’s primary responsibilities are to ensure the sound financial management of the College, principally budgeting and control of College expenditure, financial reporting, as well as safeguarding and optimising returns from the endowment, particularly its real estate portfolio. He plays an active role in management of The Oxford Science Park, one of Magdalen’s key investments.

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