The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Rt. Hon Matt Hancock MP, has appointed Dame Carol Black as Chair of the British Library. Dame Carol will replace Baroness Tessa Blackstone who will stand down at the end of August 2018, following two four-year terms.
Dame Carol is Principal of Newnham College Cambridge and Expert Adviser on Health and Work to NHS England and Public Health England. She chairs the board of Think Ahead, the Government’s fast-stream training programme for Mental Health Social Workers and is a member of Rand Europe’s Council of Advisers, the Strategy Board for the Defense National Rehabilitation Centre, and the Advisory Board of Step up to Serve.
Dame Carol is also a Deputy Vice-Chancellor, patron of the Women’s Leadership Centre in the Judge Business School, a member of the University’s Leadership Network and has been a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery.