Oriel College

Moira Wallace became Provost of Oriel College in September 2013, making her the College’s first female Provost.She brings more than 20 years’ experience in senior civil service roles across Whitehall. She began her career in the Treasury, where she served as Economic Affairs Private Secretary to Prime Ministers Major and Blair and was the first Director of the government’s Social Exclusion Unit.  At the Home Office, she was Director General of Criminal Justice and then Director General of Policing.  In 2008, she was appointed Permanent Secretary to the newly formed Department of Energy and Climate Change, which she led for four years.

She brings more than 20 years’ experience in senior civil service roles across Whitehall. She began her career in the Treasury, where she served as Economic Affairs Private Secretary to Prime Ministers Major and Blair and was the first Director of the government’s Social Exclusion Unit.  At the Home Office, she was Director General of Criminal Justice and then Director General of Policing.  In 2008, she was appointed Permanent Secretary to the newly formed Department of Energy and Climate Change, which she led for four years.

Ms. Wallace read French and German at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and then studied Comparative Literature at Harvard as a Kennedy Scholar.  From 2000 to 2008 she was a Visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford.