Wendy Piatt

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Wendy Louisa Piatt (born 17 November 1970) is the Director General of The Russell Group of UK universities from January 2007.


Piatt was born in Birkenhead, in the Wirral,[1] and went to convent school in Birkenhead.[2]

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 in 16th and 17th century political philosophy at Lincoln College, Oxford.[1][2] Her thesis was entitled "Politics and religion in Renaissance closet drama".[3]


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.[2]

In January 2007, she was appointed Director General of The Russell Group.[2]


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