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Trustees & Governance

Meet our Trustees and read their online biographies.


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    Professor Sir John Bell GBE (Alberta & Magdalen 1975)


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    Professor Ngaire Woods CBE (New Zealand & Balliol 1987)

    Professor of International Political Economy, University of Oxford

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    Mr Don Gogel (New Jersey & Balliol 1971)

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Clayton Dubilier & Rice

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    Judge Karen Stevenson (Maryland & DC & Magdalen 1979)

    United States Magistrate Judge

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    Dame Helen Ghosh DCB

    Master of Balliol

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    Mr Glen James

    Retired law partner of Slaughter and May

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    Mr Andrew Banks (Florida & St Edmund Hall 1976)

    Co-Founder, ABRY Partners

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    Mr Nicholas Oppenheimer

    Chairman of Oppenheimer Memorial Trust

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    Dr Tariro Makadzange (Zimbabwe & Balliol 1999)

    Medical Scientist in Boston and Zimbabwe

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    Professor Elleke Boehmer (South Africa-at-Large and St John's 1985)

    Professor of World Literature in English, University of Oxford

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    Mr Dilip Shanghvi

    Indian businessman and co-founder of Sun Pharmaceuticals

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    Mr Mike Fitzpatrick AO (Western Australia & St John's 1975)

    Chairman of Pacific Current Group

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    Dr Peter Stamos (California & Worcester 1981)

    Founder, Chief Executive Officer of Stamos Capital Partners

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    Mr Bob Sternfels (California & Worcester 1992)

    Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company

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    Professor Kate O'Regan

    Inaugural director of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at the University of Oxford

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    Professor Karen O'Brien

    Head of Humanities Division and Professor of English Literature

Trustees Emeritus

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    Mr Julian Ogilvie Thompson (Diocesan College, Rondebosch & Worcester 1953)

    Former Chairman, Anglo American and DeBeers SA

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    Mr Michael McCaffery (Pennsylvania & Merton 1975)

    Board Chairman and Managing Director, Makena Capital

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    Mr John McCall MacBain O.C. (Québec & Wadham 1980)

    Second Century Founder, Rhodes Trust; Founder and President, McCall MacBain Foundation and Pamoja Capital

Governance documents

The Rhodes Scholarships were established under the will of Cecil John Rhodes (1853-1902)

The terms of the will and its codicils were subsequently changed on four separate occasions: the Rhodes Estate Act of of 1916 (formally abolishing the German Scholarships during World War I), the Rhodes Trust Act of 1929 (which granted greater discretionary powers to the Trustees), the Rhodes Trust Act of 1946 (which formalised the incorporation of the Trustees), and the Rhodes Trust (Modification) Order of 1976 (which, at the initiative of the Trustees, opened the Scholarships to women for the first time).