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.
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)
Deputy Director, Family Interest Grants, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Former President, University of Michigan; President of the Association of American Universities
Former Director of the Seattle Art Museum and Yale University Art Gallery
David Rockefeller Fellow, Trilateral Commission; UK-China AMR Research and Innovation Collaboration Advisory Panel; Gates Cambridge Alumna
Head of the Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Cambridge; Fellow of Trinity Hall
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
Professor of Political Economy and Head of Department, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge; Fellow and Graduate Tutor at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.
A small team, headed by the Provost, is responsible for managing the Gates Cambridge Scholarships programme.
Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience, University of Cambridge
Senior Member of Wolfson College, Cambridge; Trustee, Jimmy's Cambridge