Pro Chancellor and Deputy Chair of the Board of Governors
Meg is also member of the Finance and Employment Committee and the Governance and Nominations Committee.
Meg is the Chair of the Church of England’s National Safeguarding Panel and a Non-Executive Director of the Phone-paid Services Authority (PSA). She is Chair of the PeerTalk charitable organisation.
She also works as a governance consultant, working internationally on parliamentary processes, political party development and gender mainstreaming.
From 2001 to 2015 Meg was Member of Parliament for Sheffield Heeley. She served as Minister for Women and Equality, and subsequently as a Minister in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. She was the first MP to be awarded Chartered Manager status with the Chartered Management Institute, subsequently becoming a Fellow. Before Parliament she had a twenty-year career in the social work profession; her last post was Head of Children's Services at the City of York Council.
She has several publications to her name, including Compendium of Good Practices for Advancing Women's Political Participation in the OSCE Region (2016), Building the future: women in construction (2014) and Unlocking Potential: perspectives on women in science, engineering & technology (2011).
Meg obtained a BA in Language from the University of York and later an MA in Social Work at the University of Nottingham. Meg also gained a Certificate and a Diploma in Management Studies from the Open University.
Period of office: August 2015 - July 2023