BOARD OF PATRONS

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Lord Wilson of Dinton

Lord Wilson of Dinton has been the Chair of the Board of Patrons since June 2010. He headed the Economic Secretariat in the Cabinet Office under Mrs Thatcher from 1987-90. He became Permanent Under Secretary of the Home Office in 1994 and Secretary of the Cabinet and Head of the Home Civil Service in January 1998. He was the Master of Emmanuel College from 2002-2012.

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Professor Lord Rees of Ludlow, OM, FRS

Professor Lord Rees has been Astronomer Royal since 1995. He was the President of the Royal Society between 2005 and 2010 and was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge from 2004 to 2012.

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Lord Carnwath, Kt, CVO, PC

Lord Carnwath was appointed Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in 2011.

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Lord Deben, PC 

Lord Deben was the Secretary of State for the Environment under John Major. He now chairs the UK's independent Committee on Climate Change, GLOBE International and Sancroft International.

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Baroness Prashar of Runneymede, CBE

Baroness Prashar is a Crossbench Peer and the Chairman of the Judicial Appointments Commission.

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Andre Stein

Andre Stein is the Principal Structured Finance Partners.

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Lord Smith of Finsbury

Chris Smith has been Master of Pembroke College since 2015, having previously served as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, as Chairman of the Environment Agency, and as Chairman of the Advertising Standards Authority. An MP from 1983-2005, he was the UK’s first openly gay MP. He holds a Cambridge PhD in English.

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Baroness Sally Morgan

Baroness Sally Morgan became Fitzwilliam College’s ninth Master on 1 October 2019. Sally Morgan was born and went to school in Liverpool. She is a Labour peer, worked for eight years in 10 Downing Street and was Minister for Women and Equalities. She served on the Olympic Delivery Authority board for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and is a former Chair of Ofsted and vice-chair at King's College London. She has always been very involved in education, and since 2005 has been Chair or advisor to charities serving disadvantaged young people including ARK, Ambition Institute and Frontline. She is currently a trustee of the Education Policy Institute and is also Chair of the Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals.

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Heidi Allen

A former Member of Parliament for South Cambridgeshire, Heidi gained a reputation for her analytical approach and independence of mind. She influenced the national debate on the welfare state and as one of the Conservative “Brexit mutineers” ensured Parliament had a meaningful vote on the Brexit deal. She also secured asylum for child refugees displaced by the war in Syria and was instrumental in the legalisation of abortion in Northern Ireland. Heidi still lives in South Cambridgeshire and continues to contribute to her local community as a fellow of Hughes Hall college and as the Chair of Cambridge Housing Society.