Lynne Brindley has been the Master of Pembroke College, University of Oxford since summer 2013. Her previous role was Chief Executive of The British Library, she was the first woman to hold this title. Under her leadership the BL established itself as a major cultural and scholarly institution in its new, flagship building at St. Pancras, accessible to researchers, business users and the public. Lynne is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was appointed a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 2008.
She is a member of the advisory board for the TORCH Women in Humanities programme.