Carole Souter is Master of St Cross College, Oxford.
She 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 Historic Royal Palaces and of the Oxford Preservation Trust#, and is Chair of the Board of Visitors of the Oxford University Natural History Museum. She is also a Lay Canon of Salisbury Cathedral. Carole lived in south London for all her adult life, before moving to Oxford for her current role, and is pleased to be able to bring her professional expertise to the Museum, which she has visited for over 30 years.