Ollie Ormiston




United Kingdom





I have served in the British Army as an Infantry Officer for nearly 17 years, I’ve completed 5 operational tours, and have significant experience in leadership, transformation, risk management, and implementation of complex projects.

College: St Edmund Hall

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Posted by: on April 19, 2019


I was recently speaking with a friend of mine who is still serving in the military (by coincidence an Oxford alum, although as an undergraduate rather than SBS). He mentioned some work he was doing on “securitisation” policies. A year ago I would have instinctively known that he was talking about the development of security-focused […]

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Posted by: on February 5, 2019


Ideas trend; currently I am reading a lot about the need for sleep. My interest has been partly piqued by Oxford’s schedule; the relentless pace of the MBA is made harder by the whirlwind of activity that is happening every night around Oxford. As I write this I have gone from an event at the […]

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Posted by: on December 3, 2018

Case studies and Battlefield Studies

‘Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.’ (George Santayana) As I go on the journey from infantry officer to civilian via the MBA at Said Business School in Oxford I’m constantly seeking to identify areas of crossover between the military and the private sector.  Currently trending for me is the use […]

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Posted by: on August 21, 2018

Get to know Ollie Ormiston

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you? Best-friend: SWEDE! Manager: Outcome-focused Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. I am British and have lived all over the country through postings in the military (8 houses […]

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