Dr Wendy Piatt

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Dr Piatt is CEO of Gresham College.

She has worked for University College London since 2017. She has worked at the Institute for Public Policy Research, the Department for Education and Skills, and the Prime Minister’s strategy unit. She served as the inaugural Director-General and Chief Executive of the Russell Group, which represents the 24 major research-intensive universities in the UK, from February 2007 to February 2017.

Dr Piatt has written or edited many reports, several of which have influenced government policy. She has been a regular commentator in the print and broadcast media and is a frequent speaker and chair at high-level conferences, including for the United Nations.