Sally Morgan, Baroness Morgan of Huyton, has been appointed Master of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. Baroness Morgan is the 9th Master of the College since it was established as a full College of the University.
After studying at Durham University and King’s College London, Baroness Morgan began her career as a teacher in London. She then entered politics, working initially for the Labour Party before joining Tony Blair’s political office following the 1997 General Election. Baroness Morgan was made a life peer 2001 and Minister of State for Women in the Cabinet Office in the same year. She has held numerous non-executive positions, including the Carphone Warehouse, TalkTalk and Lloyds Pharmacy, and has served as Vice-Chair of Council at King’s College London and Chair of Ofsted.
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge traces its history back to 1869, when it was founded as part of the Non-Collegiate Students Board venture. It was established as a full College of the University of Cambridge in 1966, and has had several distinguished alumni, including Nobel Laureates, a former Chancellor of the Exchequer and current and former Commissioners of the Metropolitan Police.
Baroness Morgan said: “I am delighted to be joining Fitzwilliam College at a time of both opportunity and challenge. I am looking forward to working with you all to further the founding mission of the College. Fitzwilliam has so much of which it can be proud and I have been struck by the warmth and commitment of everyone I have met so far. I really look forward to getting to know the whole College community.”
Baroness Morgan begins her term in October 2019, when she takes over from the current Master, Professor Nicola Padfield.