Mary Curnock Cook is an independent educationalist, with expertise in participation and progression in the different stages of education, and with a particular focus on those who are disadvantaged in education.
From 2010 to 2017, Mary was Chief Executive of UCAS. She is Chair of Governors at Kensington and Chelsea College, a Trustee of the Access Project and Chair of Governors at Swindon Academy. She is also a Council member at the Open University and an adviser to the University of Buckingham
Mary has an MSc from London Business School. She was awarded an OBE in 2000, and is an honorary Fellow of Birkbeck College, University of London.