Baroness Sally Morgan became Fitzwilliam College’s ninth Master on 1 October 2019.
She 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.
Sally Morgan 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.
After her first degree at Durham University, where she graduated in 1980 with a BA in geography, she went to King’s College London to study for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and worked as a secondary school teacher from 1981-1985. She later received an MA in Education from the Institute of Education.
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 NHS Hospitals.