We translate our ongoing human capital research into tangible solutions to improve productivity,
engagement, organisation and culture for government and private sector clients across the globe.


Oxford Strategic Consulting (OSC) is the leading source of independent and innovative people oriented commercial research. Blending commercial insight, operational experience and academic rigour, OSC is regularly trusted to identify real-world solutions to intractable strategic challenges.

Our research, advisory and implementation support services cover aspects of organisational, commercial, social and economic policy and strategy; future skills strategies; labour market intelligence; political economy; human capital development; well-being, engagement and happiness; productivity, and many other areas.

OSC’s intellectual property is regularly used in national and international surveys and benchmarks, published in books and academic papers, and forms the basis for innovative human capital technology products.


William Scott-Jackson

Professor William Scott-Jackson is an Associate Fellow at Oxford University, a member of the Vice Chancellor’s Circle and of Pembroke, St Cross and Kellogg Colleges. He is an external PhD Supervisor for several Universities as well as an advisor for the Arabian Society of Human Resource Management. Named by CIPD as one of the top five HR thinkers, William is regularly invited to consult and is an engaging and popular speaker on subjects ranging from growth stages of start-ups through to happiness. His latest book, ‘Transforming Engagement, Happiness and Well-Being: Enthusing People, Teams and Nations’ was published in August 2017

Scott Druck

Scott has led HR organisation and process development programs in a wide range of industries. With a Big 5 Consulting background and mid-cap and start-up experience, he has an excellent combination of global best-practice knowledge and “real world” approaches. He is an expert at translating strategy into effective HR processes and ensuring the needs of the Board and other stakeholders are met throughout the program delivery. Scott has also led numerous capability build, transformation and performance improvement programs.

Paul Green

Paul is a strategically oriented, corporate finance CFO and NED, with over 25 years professional management experience with Leading Multinationals and pioneering Gulf-based businesses. He has an extensive track record in building empowered teams to cope with rapid growth in fast-moving, diverse situations and jurisdictions. He is a strong team player with well developed operational, financial management, strategic and commercial skills, developed in the FMCG and premium branded media services sectors with core expertise in providing Finance leadership in rapid growth businesses across multiple business units, in various territories and establishing robust Governance.

Gavin Walford-Wright

Gavin is a strategic human capital and business change digital native with an international portfolio of responsibility who delivers value through transformative change across the employee life-cycle and people change spectrum. He has consistently put in place robust Human Capital strategies to integrate and align all of the Human Capital functions to work in a more cohesive way and achieve organisations’ strategic goals. He is a cloud evangelist with a demonstrated ability to select, implement and leverage technology driven HR Systems in a diverse range of commercial market environments, including Healthcare, Telecoms, Financial Services and Retail in the UK, Middle East, India, Africa and Turkey.

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HR with Purpose: Future Models of HR

A new report by Henley Business School and Oxford Strategic Consulting (OSC) examined global human capital challenges facing today’s leading organisations and how business leaders can deliver the capabilities needed to achieve outstanding strategic success.

Utilising in-depth interviews with CEOs, C-Suite leaders, Boards and HR professionals, this innovative report identified key trends in the nature of work and discusses implications for the future.

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UAE Employment Report

The results of a major survey of working-age Emiratis, this report analyses the employment views and perceptions of UAE national citizens. Containing up-to-date data on employment preferences of Emirati citizens, the report provides valuable insights for Emiratisation processes, recruitment, retention and development of Emirati nationals.

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Read the full report in Arabic

Delivering the Future

Following on from our 2012 report, OSC recently completed an updated version that investigates how Universal Service Providers (USPs) in G20 countries contribute to social and economic growth. Our 2016 report explores new industry challenges, defines growth opportunities and establishes metrics for measuring success.

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