John G Stewartretired in February 2022 as University Secretary and Director of Legal at the University of London, a degree-awarding federation of 17 leading higher education institutions in London. He was responsible for governance and legal services at the University, and was previously general counsel and company secretary at the Wellcome Trust, the world’s largest biomedical research charity. He has been a governor, and chair of the Audit Committee, of The Place from July 2017 to the present, having previously served in those roles from July 2005 to December 2014.