|1st Director-General of Russell Group|
|Succeeded by||Tim Bradshaw|
|Born||17 November 1970 (age 46)|
|Alma mater||King's College London
University of Oxford
She was awarded a first class honours BA in English from King's College London before studying for an MPhil in Shakespeare and Renaissance drama and then a D.Phil at Lincoln College, Oxford. Her thesis was entitled "Politics and religion in Renaissance closet drama".
Piatt went on to work for the left-of-centre think-tank, the Institute for Public Policy Research before joining the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit, where she rose to the post of Deputy Director. She was a former head of education at the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR).
In January 2007, she was appointed Director General of The Russell Group. In December 2016 it was announced that she would step down from her position with the Russell Group despite having been cleared after an internal investigation into her travel and expenses. She stepped down on 1 February 2017.
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- Wendy Piatt: The vice-chancellors' new velvet glove | Special Reports | EducationGuardian.co.uk
- University of Oxford Combined library catalogue
- Crace, John (14 November 2006). "Wendy Piatt: The vice-chancellors' new velvet glove". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
- "Wendy Piatt to step down as head of Russell Group". Times Higher.
- "Our board". The Snowdon Trust.
- BBC Russell Group's Wendy Piatt on university funding video of Wendy Piatt
- SciTech2010 Speakers biographies with image of Wendy Piatt
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