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Sara Beck


Sara is the Chief Operating Officer at the Said Business School at the University of Oxford where she works closely with the Dean and the Board to shape and deliver the School’s strategic direction. She leads the School’s non-academic operations and the professional services which support the broad range of teaching, research and global facing activities.

Before joining Saïd Business School, Sara had a 28-year career at the BBC where she was most recently the Director of BBC Monitoring. She spent many years on international deployments, as Bureau Chief in Russia, Asia and the Middle East, as well as heading the Russian Service and Business and Economics Unit of BBC News. Sara holds a Bachelors degree in Modern Languages from the University of Bristol. After many years of travel - both international and long commutes - she's now enjoying working and living in Oxford with her partner and two daughters.