On October 1st the College welcomed Rebecca Matthews as Director, succeeding Major General Andrew Ritchie in the role.
Before joining the College, Rebecca was Managing Director of the European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017, a role she has held with great distinction for five years. Her previous roles include being the British Council’s Director for New York and Global Partnerships, Director Government Relations for the Sydney Opera House and a number of other senior management roles in cultural relations and diplomacy. Rebecca holds a MA (Distinction) in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute University of London and an MA in Modern and Mediaeval Languages from the University of Cambridge. She was awarded the Knight’s Cross Order of the Dannebrog in 2017 by HM Queen Margrethe II for services to Denmark and Danish arts and culture.
Rebecca is Goodenough College's first female Director and she looks forward to leading the College into the next exciting phase in its remarkable history. She said:
I’m thrilled to start work here at Goodenough today. I’ve had a very warm welcome so far. I look forward to getting to know the Staff, Members and all those who make the College the special place that it is. I relish the opportunity to develop the College further as a leading residence for our talented international postgraduate students as a place to live and study in the heart of London.