Carole Souter

Master of St Cross College

Carole has been Master since September 2016. She is also the College's Equality and Welfare Officer.

She was Chief Executive of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund from 2003-2016, overseeing the distribution of £400m a year to projects making a lasting difference to people and heritage across the UK.

She began her career in the Civil Service and has worked in the Departments of Health, Social Security and the Cabinet Office. She has always been active in the charitable sector and is currently a Trustee of Historic Royal Palaces; the Horniman Museum, Oxford Preservation Trust, and the London Emergencies Trust and Chairs the Board of Visitors of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. She is also a Lay Canon of Salisbury Cathedral. She is an Honorary Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, and was awarded the CBE in 2011 for services to conservation.


Trustee: Historic Royal Palaces

Trustee: Horniman Museum

Chair: Oxford University National Trust Partnership Board

Chair: Board of Visitors of Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Trustee: Oxford Preservation Trust


Link to departmental profile:

Carole Souter: St Cross College