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​​​​​​​​​​The Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University is Gabby Logan, a well-renowned and inspirational figure in the worlds of sport and journalism. 

Gabby was officially installed as Chancellor on 6 June 2013. Commenting on her appointment, Gabby said:
I'm honoure​d to be appointed as Leeds Trinity University's first Chancellor. I support its ethos which is very close to my own. I'm a firm believer in the importance of higher education, having seen the enormous benefits that my own university experience has given me. I hope I can help talented young people realise their ambitions. Last but not least it is so good to be able to hold this position in Leeds, which I still think of as my home city.
​Born in Leeds, Gabby is an inspirational figure in the worlds of sport and journalism, which aligns perfectly with key areas of Leeds Trinity University's curriculum. She's a positive role model for students, with a string of achievements that include becoming the first female presenter of a live football match and the first woman to host Match of the Day. 

Gabby is also a keen advocate for hig​her educ​ation, holding a law degree from Durham University and an honorary degree from Leeds Metropolitan University. Gabby went to school in Leeds at our partner institutions Cardinal Heenan and Notre Dame, having been brought up by a Catholic Family, again making her a perfect fit for Leeds Trinity University, which is one of only two universities in England with Catholic foundations.​

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The role of Chancellor

The Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University performs a ceremonial role, acting as a key ambassador for the university as well as a role model for students, partners and stakeholders of the university. Among the Chancellor's key responsibilities is the conferment of degrees.

About our Chancellor

Dedicated and professional with a fantastic sense of humour, Gabby Logan is one of the UK's premier broadcasters.

A key member of the BBC's presentation team for the London 2012 Olympics, Gabby was also in Poland and Ukraine with the England football team for Euro 2012. Gabby presents Final Score, Inside Sport, the Six Nations and the Autumn Rugby Internationals for BBC One. She also hosted a live daily show on Channel 5, LIVE with Gabby Logan, the FIFA 2011 Women's World Cup for BBC Three, Match of the Day, the One Show and was in South Africa in 2010 reporting on the England team for the FIFA 2010 World Cup.


A former international gymnast, Gabby began her broadcasting career in radio in 1992 and joined Sky Sports in 1996, where she quickly established herself as a football presenter. First joining ITV in 1998 to front On The Ball, during her nine years at the channel Gabby's repertoire expanded and her presenting credits include the World Cup, Champions League and the Premiership, as well as the Boat Race and sports news reporting. In 2004 she co-hosted Sport Relief with Gary Lineker for the BBC, before joining the corporation in 2007.

Following various stints on the station, Gabby began presenting a regular weekly Sunday morning show on BBC Radio 5 Live in February 2008. From January 2010 to April 2011 she presented The Gabby Logan Show weekdays from 12pm – 2pm, which covered news and sport from across the UK as well as comprehensive analysis of Prime Minister's Questions every Wednesday.

She is a columnist for The Times and has previously written for the Sunday Mirror, Independent and Yorkshire Post.

Currently a patron of the Disabilities Trust, Prince's Trust and Great Ormond Street, Gabby is also a vice president of Sparks. She lives in London with her husband and two children.​

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