Rory Maw 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 £500m and supports innovative healthcare in South East London. Since April 2015, Rory has been Chairman of Activate Enterprise, an Oxford-based apprenticeship training provider.
As Bursar, 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. He plays an active role in management of the Oxford Science Park, one of Magdalen’s key investments.