Sonita Alleyne

Master of Jesus College, University of Cambridge

Sonita Alleyne became the Master of Jesus College in October 2019. In 2020, Sonita was elected an Honorary Fellow of Fitzwilliam College and received an honorary doctorate from the University of the West Indies. She is a Fellow of The Royal Society of the Arts and the Radio Academy, and in 2003, was awarded an OBE for services to broadcasting. Sonita won the Carlton Multicultural Achievement Award for TV and Radio in 2002.

Sonita has worked extensively as a non-executive Director in both the private and public sectors. Board roles have included Artsline, a disability arts access charity; the Department for Culture, Media and Sport; the National Employment Panel; the London Skills and Employment Board and the BBC Trust. She was also a member of the Court of Governors at the University of the Arts London where she was an instrumental anchor tenant for development around Kings Cross Station; at London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), she chaired the Regeneration and Community Committee and participated in the LLDC’s development of the new East Bank area of Stratford. She is currently also on the Board of Wickes PLC.