New members of UCL Council announced

University College London

Tina Harris, Tania Holt and Christine Ohuruogu MBE have been appointed to UCL’s Council and will serve from January 2022 until September 2024.

Photo of Tina, Tania and Christine

Tania Holt is a senior partner at the global management consultancy firm, McKinsey & Company. Tina Harris is a lawyer and a manager within the Prudential Policy Directorate at the Bank of England. Christine Ohuruogu is a former Olympic, World and Commonwealth 400m champion and a former UCL student, having graduated in 2005 with a degree in linguistics.

Each brings unique skills, passions and insights from their professional fields to support UCL and champion its contribution to London and the world.

Christine, Tania and Tina will be joined on the Council by newly elected Academic Board members Professor Stephanie Bird and Professor Jonathan Butterworth who will be joining on 1 October 2021. They will bring their expertise of leading academic departments and undertaking world leading research to the Council.

Professor Stephanie Bird, Professor of German Studies, joined UCL in 1994. Professor Bird was Head of the School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS) at UCL from 2015 to 2019. Her research includes work on narrative ethics, the role of comedy in representations of trauma and suffering and cultural treatments of history.

Professor Jon Butterworth, Professor of Physics, joined UCL in 1995. He was Head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UCL from 2011 to 2017. He now works on the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider and was heavily involved in the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012.

  • 1. Left to right: Tina Harris, Tania Holt (credit: McKinsey & Co), Christine Ohuruogu (credit: Andrea Capello)
  • 2. Left to right: Osman Teklies, Professor Stephanie Bird, Professor Jon Butterworth
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