On the 15th July 2011, OMI’s founding Director, Professor Neil Shephard stepped down and Professor Terry Lyons was appointed as his successor. Professor Lyons is Wallis Professor of Mathematics and a founding member of OMI. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society and one of the UK’s leading mathematicians.
Professor Terry Lyons has considerable experience in managing co-operative academic projects on international and national scales. His research on ‘rough paths’ has founded a new field, stimulating an enormous amount of work. He has a deep understanding of the role of risk in financial markets where he is known for his work on managing uncertainty in volatility, and for developing cubature methods as new tools allowing more efficient numerical modelling and analysis.
Outside this work, he has a strong track record in promoting better opportunities for new researchers to progress their scientific understanding and develop wider opportunities. He came to Oxford in 2000 having previously been Professor of Mathematics at Imperial College London, and before that he was the Colin MacLaurin Professor at the University of Edinburgh.
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Senior Leadership Team
The Director is supported by the following people who comprise the Senior Leadership Team of the Institute.
The Oxford-Man Institute’s Executive Committee is comprised of senior Institute members and chaired by the Director of the Institute. The committee is responsible for advising the Director on the development and management of research themes, research programmes and specific research projects, and the setting of operational and administrative policies.
The Oxford-Man Institute’s (OMI) Management Committee is comprised of senior members of the University of Oxford, including the Heads of all of OMI’s collaborating departments. It is chaired by the Head of the Social Sciences Division. The committee oversees the management of the Institute, receiving reports from the Director on a termly basis.
The Advisory Board is an essential part of the Oxford-Man Institute’s governance structure. The Board meets periodically to discuss the progress of the Institute and its future strategic direction, making suggestions for appropriate research activities and links with other academic institutions and industry. The Advisory Board is comprised of senior members of the finance industry, non-Oxford academics, members of the Institute, the University of Oxford, and Man Group Plc.