List of Principals of King's College London

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The office of the Principal is established by the Charter of King's College London as "the chief academic and administrative officer of the College". To date there have been 19 Principals.

The Rev Dr William Otter (1831-36), the first Principal of King's College
Current Principal Sir Rick Trainor
Principal Held Office
William Otter
1831–1836
Hugh James Rose
1836–1838
John Lonsdale
1838–1843
Richard William Jelf
1843–1868
Alfred Barry
1868–1883
Henry Wace
1883–1897
Archibald Robertson
1897–1903
Arthur Headlam
First Dean from 1908.
1903–1912
Ronald Montagu Burrows
First layman.
1913–1920
Ernest Barker
1920–1927
William Reginald Halliday (Sir William after 1946)
1928–1952
Peter Noble (Sir Peter after 1967)
1952–1968
Sir John Hackett
1968–1975
Sir Richard Way
1975–1980
Sir Neil Cameron (before 1983)
The Lord Cameron of Balhousie (after 1983)
1980–1985
Stewart Sutherland
1985–1990
John Beynon
1990–1992
Arthur Lucas
1993–2003
Rick Trainor (Sir Rick since 2010)
2004–present
Ed Byrne
from September 2014 onwards (announced)[1]

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