President & Provost of UCL
Dr Michael Spence became Chair of Mercy Ships UK’s Board of Trustees in March 2022.
A respected legal scholar and one of the pre-eminent international leaders in education, Dr Spence moved to London from Australia in 2021 to become President & Provost of UCL.
During his prior role as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney, Dr Spence led a campaign that raised over $1 billion Australian dollars, embedded diversity and inclusion in the university’s culture, and created strategic partnerships with leading industry, government and community organisations across the globe. He arrives at an exciting time for Mercy Ships UK with the charity doubling its ability to save and transform lives.