Current Director of SOAS University of London, former politician and former senior United Nations official Baroness Amos CH PC has been appointed as the new Master of University College Oxford.
She will take up the post on August 1, 2020, following Sir Ivor Crewe’s retirement after 12 years in the role. Baroness Amos will be the first woman Master of University College Oxford and the first black head of an Oxford college.
Baroness Amos was made a Companion of Honour in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2016 for her services to the United Nations and emergency relief in conflict areas.
Baroness Amos said: “I am honoured to have been appointed as Master of University College Oxford. I look forward to taking up my role next year and joining a community which prides itself on providing an outstanding scholarly environment, excellent teaching and world-class research.
Univ has been engaged in opening up access and opportunity through its Opportunity Programme and I also look forward to making a contribution to that work.”