HRH The Prince of Wales


The Board of Trustees

  • HRH Prince Turki Al-Faisal, Director, King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies, Riyadh (Chairman)
  • HRH Sultan Nazrin Shah, Sultan of Perak, Malaysia (Vice Chairman)
  • HE Shaikh Mohammed Al-Sabah, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kuwait (Chairman of Strategy, Planning and Building Committee)
  • Mr Khalid Alireza, Chairman, Xenel Industries Ltd, Jeddah (Chairman of Finance Committee)
  • Professor Sir David Clary, FRS, President of Magdalen College, Oxford (Chairman of Academic Committee)
  • Dr Ali Al-Shamlan, Former Minister of Education, Kuwait
  • Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, Former Attorney General for England and Wales
  • HE Dr Abdullah Gül, 11th President of the Republic of Turkey
  • Tun Ahmad Sarji, Former Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia
  • The Reverend Professor Teresa Morgan, Nancy Bissell Turpin Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History, Oriel College, Oxford
  • HE Engineer Ali Suheimat, Former Deputy Prime Minister, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • His Eminence Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto, Nigeria
  • HE Mr M. Jusuf Kalla, Vice President of Indonesia


Secretary to Board of Trustees

Dr Farhan Ahmad Nizami, CBE, Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford


Strategy Advisory Committee

The Strategy Advisory Committee reviews all aspects of the Centre's activities. The members of the Committee are:

  • HRH Prince Turki Al-Faisal, Director, King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies, Riyadh (Chairman)
  • Mr Clive Alderton, LVOPrincipal Private Secretary to TRH The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall
  • Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, GCMG, CH, KBE, PC, former Chair of the Liberal Democrats
  • Dame Barbara Stocking MA DBE, President of Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge
  • The Rt Hon Jack Straw MP, former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • The Rt Revd and Rt Hon The Lord Williams of Oystermouth, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge; former Archbishop of Canterbury
  • The Rt Hon The Lord Woolf, former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales
  • Dr Farhan Nizami CBE, Prince of Wales Fellow, Magdalen College, Oxford; Director of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies


International Academic Advisory Committee

The purpose of this Committee is to sustain and advance the Centre's global network of contacts with scholars and institutions. The members of the Committee are:

  • HRH Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Governor of Madinah Al-Munawarah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Syed Babar Ali, Founder of Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan
  • Syed Mohamed Al-Bukhary, Director, Islamic Arts Museum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Dr Usman Bugaje, former Special Adviser to the President of Nigeria
  • Professor François Burgat, Formerly Director, IFPO, France
  • HE Dr Rawya Saud Al-Busaidi, Minister of Education, Sultanate of Oman
  • Sir Jeremy Greenstock, Former UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations
  • Professor Abdullah Y. Al-Ghunaim, Chairman, Centre for Research and Studies on Kuwait
  • Professor Carole Hillenbrand, Professor Emerita of Islamic History, University of Edinburgh, and Professor of Islamic History, University of St Andrews
  • Dr Khalid Al-Khalifa, Deputy Chairman, The Board of Trustees, Issa Cultural Center, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Mr Salman Khurshid, former Foreign Minister of India
  • Professor Bruce B. Lawrence, Professor Emeritus, Duke University, USA
  • Mr Marty Natalegawa, Former Foreign Minister of Indonesia
  • Dr Driss Ouaouicha, President, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco
  • Dr Don Randel, Former President, Andrew W Mellon Foundation, USA
  • Shaikh Mohamed Al-Thani, former Minister of Economy and Commerce, Qatar
  • Dr Sarah Thomas, Vice President, Harvard Library, USA


Academic Advisory Committee

Each Term this Committee reviews the Centre’s contribution to teaching and research at the University of Oxford. The members of the Committee are:

  • Professor Roger Ainsworth, Master, St Catherine's College, Oxford
  • Dr Nick Brown, Principal, Linacre College, Oxford
  • Professor Andrew Hurrell, Montague Burton Professor of International Relations, Balliol College, Oxford
  • Lord Ken MacDonald, Warden of Wadham, Oxford
  • Richard Makepeace, Registrar, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
  • Dr Basil Mustafa, Nelson Mandela Fellow, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
  • Professor John Nightingale, Tutorial Fellow in History, Magdalen College, Oxford
  • Dr Farhan Nizami, Director, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford
  • Professor Karen O’Brien, Head, Social Sciences Division, University of Oxford
  • The Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford
  • Sir Jonathan Phillips, Warden, Keble College, Oxford
  • Dr Alexander Sturgis, Director of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
  • Ms Carole Souter, Master, St Cross College, Oxford
  • Mr Laurence Whitehead, Senior Research Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford