Principal of Regent’s Park College

Date: 11/11/2021

*Regent’s Park College will be resuming the recruitment process for the Principal, as Jennifer Crook will no longer be taking up the appointment for reasons of a confidential nature.*


The Governing Body of Regent’s Park College announces that Jennifer Crook is to become its next Principal, following the recent retirement of the Revd Dr Robert Ellis. Jennifer is Director of Operations at the House of Commons where she has led a number of high-profile campaigns across Parliament and both Houses. A thought leader and expert practitioner in Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion, Jennifer was Head of Diversity and Inclusion at the House of Commons before taking on her current role there and developed leading projects for improving diversity and inclusion in politics in collaboration with a range of partners.

The Rt Revd Dr Keith Riglin, Chair of Governing Body, said, ‘This is an exciting appointment for Regent’s Park College; we look forward to working with Jennifer as Regent’s continues to develop as a centre of education, research, and service.’

The role of Principal encompasses the College’s significant role in the formation of Baptists for accredited Ministry within the Baptist Union. Revd Lynn Green, General Secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain commented, ‘I am delighted that Jennifer Crook has been appointed as the Principal of Regent’s Park College and look forward to working with her through Baptists Together. She brings a wealth of experience to the role and I am praying with Jennifer and the College as they begin this new chapter and all the potential that it holds.’

Elizabeth Crawford, Interim Principal, said, ‘This appointment marks the start of the next chapter in the history of Regent’s Park College, which is eagerly anticipated by the whole College community. We are all looking forward to welcoming Jennifer next year.’