As executive director of the Chief of Naval Personnel, Patrick O’Connell draws upon his experience as the interim program and strategy director at High Speed Rail 2 Ltd. (HS2). Patrick O’Connell’s background, apart from HS2, includes a past role as chairman of the BT Centre for Major Program Management at the University of Oxford’s Said Business School.
Said Business School stands out as one of the leading business schools in the world. Supported by faculty members with demonstrated excellence in their respective fields, Said offers 11 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs in addition to a number of in-person and online courses. Through these offerings, the school endeavors to develop business professionals who will go on to hold positions at some of the world’s top organizations.
Oxford’s business program launched in 1965 with the founding of the Oxford Centre for Management Studies, now known as Green-Templeton College. In 1990 the university established the School of Management Studies, and in 1996, following a donation by billionaire philanthropist Wafic Said, Said Business School opened its doors. Today, the institution provides a world-class business education from its main facilities, Park End Street and Engrove Park.
The chief of naval personnel for the United States Navy, Patrick O’Connell has more than three decades of public and private senior executive experience.