Doug Chalmers is Chair of our Management Committee, and helps guide the Centre through the implementation of its business and further growth, engagement and impact.

Doug became the Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge on 1 October 2021. He came to the College from Whitehall where, as a Lieutenant General, he had been the Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Military Strategy and Operations) for the Ministry of Defence, an appointment that completed a period of Army service that began in 1984 when he enlisted as a Private Soldier in the infantry. Over those years he witnessed the end of the Cold War, the breakup of Yugoslavia, a UN mission in Cambodia, 9/11 and its aftermath, the rise and fall of ISIS and a pandemic.

In addition to serving as the Master of Emmanuel College and Chair of the Centre’s Management Committee, Doug holds the position of Chair of the Committee on Standards in Public Life.