Director - Chris Gurney
Chris is Director of Oxbridge Interviews. He has worked and volunteered in education for the last 12 years. 6 those have been spent in senior and middle leadership roles overseeing national education programmes.
Chris spent a year as Director of Programmes at the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET). Before joining HET, he spent 5 years leading national research programmes aiming to improve outcomes for pupils from low income communities, first at Future Foundations and then at Teach First.
He is also chair of governors of Central Foundation Boys’ School, an outstanding comprehensive school in Islington.
Students and Parents Liaison - Sam Inkpen
Sam is responsible for leading on all areas of our growth - developing our relationships with schools and driving our B2C sales.
After graduating with an LLB from the LSE, Sam taught English as a foreign language in Thailand for 18 months. Upon his return to the UK he worked in various capacities at Kings College London across admissions and marketing. In 2008 he moved to JWT, which was the beginning of a nine year stint working at various specialist advertising and marketing agencies, servicing the higher education sector in the UK and Europe.
Following a successful period of freelance consultancy for a range of suppliers within the sector, he was keen to return to a team environment and company with a great mission - Oxbridge Interviews.
Operations Lead - Rachael Griffiths
Rachael leads on operations at Oxbridge Interviews. After completing her undergraduate degree at SOAS, University of London, she studied for her Masters at the University of Oxford. She is now a studying for her PhD in Tibetan History at Wolfson College, University of Oxford.
She has served as Junior Dean at St Hilda's College, Oxford for the last three years, meaning she holds full responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of Oxford undergraduates.
She has also worked as a ski instructor in Canada, and speaks four languages - English, French, Tibetan and Welsh!
Product Manager - Ben MacInnes
My primary role at OxFizz is to develop our digital learning products. I’m responsible for improving our internal digital suite, managing our digital marketing, and developing new e-learning materials to be used by our students. I recently graduated from the University of York with a Master of Physics with my final year project looking at new detectors for antimicrobial resistance. Since graduating I joined the civil service, working in the Data Dtrategy Team at the Department of Environment, Food and Rural affairs. I then moved on to managing the public application webpage for the Legal Aid Agency. I am always happy to answer any questions so please don’t hesitate to get in touch, any questions or feedback are always welcome
Sales and Events Coordinator - Ella Godfrey
At OxFizz I’m responsible for supporting Sam with business development and sales, however you may also see me assisting at event days. I first got involved with OxFizz as an Event Coordinator in 2018, just after graduating from Selwyn College, Cambridge with a degree in English Literature. My job was to ensure interview days ran smoothly, and that all the volunteers and students ended up in the right place at the right time! In January 2019, I joined the OxFizz office, helping to expand, develop and deliver our access programme, before stepping into my current role supporting our business development. Alongside working part-time for OxFizz, I am studying for a masters’ degree at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media.