Baroness Royall of Blaisdon, Principal at Somerville College

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon, Principal at Somerville College

Principal at Somerville College

Jan Royall has had a distinguished career in politics, notably
becoming Chief Whip in the Lords, appointed to the Privy
Council and in 2008 became Leader of the Lords and a
member of the cabinet. Prior to that she was a senior adviser
in the European Commission before heading its office in
Wales. In 2004 she was appointed to the Lords as Baroness
Royall of Blaisdon and in 2005 became a Government
Spokesperson for Health, International Development,
Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.Jan works with
governments, political parties and NGOs in many countries
on democracy building, leadership, nurturing civil society and women’s empowerment.