Honorary Patrons

In 2012, Bill and Melinda Gates generously agreed to become Honorary Patrons of the Gates Cambridge Trust. The Trust is delighted to reinforce a direct link between the Gates Cambridge Scholarships and the Gates family.

Co-chair and Trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Co-chair and Trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


The Gates Cambridge Board brings together nine distinguished Trustees from a range of backgrounds. Two Trustees are appointed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the others by the University of Cambridge. Trustees meet twice a year to provide strategic direction for the programme.

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge (Chair)

Finance Bursar of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (Honorary Treasurer)

Former President, University of Michigan; President of the Association of American Universities

Former Director of the Seattle Art Museum and Yale University Art Gallery

Senior Vice President Commercial Operations & Head of UK, Seven Bridges Genomics; UK-China AMR Research and Innovation Collaboration Advisory Panel; Gates Cambridge Alumna

Former Chief Operating Officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Head of the Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Cambridge; Fellow of Trinity Hall ; Trustee, Gates Cambridge Trust

Mistress of Girton College, Cambridge and Honorary Professor of Social and Economic Geography, University of Cambridge

President, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge; former Chief Executive of Oxfam GB


A small team, headed by the Provost, is responsible for managing the Gates Cambridge Scholarships programme.


Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience, University of Cambridge

Director of Finance
Programme Director

Senior Member of Wolfson College, Cambridge


Programme Manager
Alumni & Events Officer
Accounts Officer
Programme Assistant
Communications Officer