Professor Peter Tufano took up his post on 1 July 2011 as the Peter Moores Dean of Oxford's Saïd Business School.
Professor Hamilton, Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford, commented:
‘To have such an eminent financial specialist and business school leader join us from Harvard is a great pleasure.
Peter has an outstanding academic reputation and a strong record of forging collaborations within a world-class University and beyond. These achievements, combined with his impressive teaching experience and commitment to use rigorous business research to improve business and regulatory practice, make him the ideal person to lead the School.’
Professor Tufano said:
‘I am thrilled to be asked to lead the Saïd Business School and to be joining the Oxford community. Society faces many problems today, and business, as the economic engine of society, has a critical and constructive role to play in addressing many of them. The world looks to leading business schools for innovative ideas that inform action, and for well-trained and principled graduates.
Saïd Business School - a young, entrepreneurial school within one of the world’s finest Universities - is well positioned to excel on both of these dimensions.
The School has been extraordinarily successful since it was established in 1996: it has a very highly-regarded undergraduate programme, one of the top MBA programmes in the UK which attracts people from all over the world, and a well-established and innovative suite of programmes for executives. It is served by an outstanding faculty, and attracts some of the most able and committed students internationally. I am greatly looking forward to building upon this success, working with my new colleagues at the School and in the broader University to produce powerful ideas and outstanding graduates to strengthen both business and society.’