Head of House

The Principal is elected by St Anne’s Governing Body and chairs its meetings and its executive sub-committees.

The Principal represents the College and is responsible for the strategic leadership of the College, guiding its academic strategy, its financial planning and cultivating its wider cultural and intellectual life and ethos. The Principal takes a close interest in the student body, meeting with all students individually and together in the course of each academic year. S/he also leads the College on matters of Development, fundraising and alumnae relations.

The current Principal of St Anne's College is Helen King, QPM.

Helen King (St Anne’s, PPE, 1983) joined the Cheshire Constabulary as a Police Constable in 1986 under the Graduate Entry Scheme. She worked in uniform and CID roles across the county. In 2005, Helen transferred to Merseyside Police as an Assistant Chief Constable. In 2009, she took over the Force's Operations portfolio, responsible for Merseyside's six policing areas. She was awarded the Queen's Police Medal in the New Year's Honours list 2011. In April 2012, Helen returned to Cheshire Constabulary as the Deputy Chief Constable and was responsible for performance management, governance, standards and communications. Helen joined the Metropolitan Police Service as Assistant Commissioner for Territorial Policing in June 2014 with oversight of policing in London’s 32 Boroughs and was responsible for Roads Policing and Criminal Justice.  Since April 2016, she has held the position of Assistant Commissioner for Professionalism which includes responsibility for Training and Professional Standards.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch via the Principal's PA, Debs Walker (deborah.walker@st-annes.ox.ac.uk).