Janet Legrand QC (Hon)
Chair of our Board of Trustees and member of our Finance and Investment Committee, and Organisational Development Committee
With over 30 years in the legal profession, Janet was Senior Partner and Board Chair of global law firm DLA Piper, and is now the Senior Lay Member of Court at the University of Edinburgh. She has significant governance experience in higher education with roles at University of Cambridge, City, University of London, Advance HE and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. She is a member of the Advisory Panel of IntoUniversity and was a founding Board member of PRIME, the legal profession’s social mobility alliance, and has been Deputy Chair of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission.
'I’m passionate about ensuring that young people can achieve their full potential, whatever their start in life. For me, hope means belief in a better future. Hope really matters, because that combination of desire and positivity helps us to thrive and makes us more likely to achieve the future we desire.'