Sir John Benger


Sir John Benger (1979, English) is the 40th Master of St Catharine’s. He completed his undergraduate studies at St Catharine’s and his doctorate at Worcester College, Oxford, which explored Elizabethan puritan polemical and satirical writings. He went on to join the House of Commons Service in 1986 and was the 51st Clerk of the House of Commons from 2019 until September 2023, serving as the chief adviser to the House on matters of parliamentary procedure, privilege and broader constitutional issues. In the 2023 New Year Honours list he was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath for services to Parliament.