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Fiona Reynolds

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Spouse(s)  married
Chairman  Sir Simon Jenkins
Children  three daughters
Succeeded by  Dame Helen Ghosh
Name  Fiona Reynolds
Nationality  British

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Born  29 March 1958 (age 57) Alston, Cumbria (1958-03-29)
Education  Newnham College, Cambridge

Preceded by  Lord Wilson of Dinton

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Dame Fiona Claire Reynolds, DBE (born 29 March 1958) is Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. She was the Director-General of the National Trust until November 2012.


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Early life

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Reynolds was born on 29 March 1958 in Alston, Cumbria, England. From 1969 to 1976, she was educated at Rugby High School for Girls, an all-girls grammar school in Rugby, Warwickshire. She studied geography and land economy at Newnham College, Cambridge. She graduated from the University of Cambridge with a first class Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in 1979; as per tradition, her BA was later promoted to a Master of Arts (MA Cantab) degree. From 1980 to 1981, she undertook postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge. She graduated with a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree in land economy; a Cambridge MPhil is equivalent to a taught Master of Arts degree from non-ancient universities.


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Reynolds held senior positions in the Council for National Parks and the Campaign for Rural England before joining the Cabinet Office as Director of the Women's Unit in 1998. She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1998.

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She became Director General of the National Trust in 2001. During her tenure, membership of the charity, which looks after 612,000 acres (2,480 km2) of land in the United Kingdom, grew from 2.7 to 4 million people. She was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours for "services to heritage and conservation". In February 2010 she was a guest on Private Passions, the biographical music discussion programme on BBC Radio 3.

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Her appearance on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on 18 February 2010 added momentum to the campaign to "save" Abbey Road studios.

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It was announced in March 2012 that Reynolds would be stepping down as Director-General of the National Trust to become the next Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in succession to Lord Wilson of Dinton. She was admitted to her new post in October 2012, although she has been granted a leave of absence until October 2013. She was awarded the degree of Honorary Doctor of Science by the University of Warwick in January 2013.

Non-executive directorships

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Reynolds became a non-executive director of the BBC in January 2012 and Senior Independent Director in December 2012. She also joined the board of Wessex Water as a non-executive director in August 2012.

Personal life

She married Robert Merrill in 1981 in Rugby. Together, they have three daughters.


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