Ollie was born and raised in Hong Kong, but went onto study Physics and Archaeology at Durham University. He spent 10 years with the British Royal Navy, where he was the Navigation Officer of a nuclear submarine. After making the decision to leave the military, he chose to undertake an MBA with the aim of improving his business knowledge and to gain a broader understanding of the opportunities available outside the Navy. He chose London Business School based on its reputation, the quality of academic staff, and the diversity of the student body. He remains undecided about his future career and is making use of the huge range of clubs, events and expertise within his class and the wider School to explore his options.