Carole Souter

Carole Souter is Interim Chair of Historic Royal Palaces.
She stood down as Master of St Cross College, Oxford, at the end of September 2022.

Carole has a background in heritage and culture, public sector management and social development, including senior leadership roles at the National Lottery Heritage Fund, English Heritage, in the UK civil service and the London Community Foundation.

Carole is a Trustee of the Oxford Preservation Trust and the London Emergencies Trust. She has Chaired the Board of Visitors of the Oxford University Natural History Museum. She is also a Lay Canon of Salisbury Cathedral. Carole has lived in south London for all her adult life, barring her recent time in Oxford, and is pleased to be able to bring her professional expertise to the Museum, which she has visited for over 30 years.