Master, Emmanuel College, Cambridge
Chair, CSaP Advisory Council
Dame Fiona Reynolds DBE became Master of Emmanuel College in 2012. She came to the College from the National Trust, of which she had been Director-General since 2001. Her appointment there ceased at the end of 2012. Before her position with the Trust, she was Director of the Women’s Unit in the Cabinet Office and was previously Director of the Council for the Protection of Rural England (now Campaign to Protect Rural England) and Secretary to the Council for National Parks.
Dame Fiona was a Non-Executive Director of the BBC and in December 2012 became the Senior Independent Director of the Executive Board. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Wessex Water. She was appointed CBE for services to the environment and conservation in 1998, and DBE in 2008. She studied for a BA (Hons) in Geography and Land Economy here at Cambridge, and stayed on to do an MPhil in Land Economy. She is married with three daughters and the family home is near Cirencester.