UCL European Institute


Dame Nicola Brewer

Nicola Brewer


Vice Provost (International)

University College London

Nicola Brewer is responsible for UCL's Global Engagement Strategy to increase the university's global impact through partnership. She is also Gender Equality Champion on UCL's Senior Management Team.

Before joining UCL, Nicola was a member of the British Diplomatic Service. She lived and worked in Mexico, France and India, and then in South Africa as British High Commissioner (2009-13). She joined DfID in 2002 as Director General Regional Programmes, and moved back to the FCO as Director General Europe in 2004. Nicola was the first Chief Executive of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (2007-09).

She is a Trustee of Sentebale, a charity founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho; she is also a Non-Executive Director of Aggreko plc, since March 2016.