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)
Bursar of Trinity Hall, 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
President, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge; former Chief Executive of Oxfam GB
Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, UK Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance and former Chief Medical Officer for England
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; President of the Society for Neuroscience.
Senior Member of Wolfson College, Cambridge; Trustee, Jimmy's Cambridge