11 Facts About Barbara Stocking


Dame Barbara Mary Stocking, was born on 28 July 1951 and is a British public servant, former chief executive of Oxfam GB, and former president of Murray Edwards College, Cambridge.


Barbara Stocking attended Rugby High School for Girls, where she was Head Girl and New Hall, Cambridge, in 1969, graduating with a degree in Pharmacology.


Barbara Stocking was the first in her family to go to university.


On graduating from Cambridge, Barbara Stocking briefly contemplated a career in science before taking a job as secretary to a committee at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, where she familiarized herself with the Veterans Health Administration hospital system.


In late 2000, Barbara Stocking applied for the NHS top position.


Barbara Stocking postponed a planned February 2018 visit to the Cambridge Union in light of the 'considerable media attention' surrounding her involvement with Oxfam.


In March 2013, Barbara Stocking was elected president of the college, assuming her duties in July 2013.


In October 2017, Barbara Stocking announced that Murray Edwards would be changing its admissions policy to allow it to accept transgender students who identify as female.


In 2008, Barbara Stocking was named Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.


In March 2015, Barbara Stocking was appointed Chair of an Independent Panel to assess the World Health Organization's response in the Ebola outbreak.


Barbara Stocking is married to Dr John MacInnes, who is a prison doctor.