About Margaret Sentamu

Margaret Sentamu standing in front of a wall outside
Margaret Sentamu is sought out as a public speaker, preacher, leads retreats, quiet days and pilgrimages to Iona. Alongside the Archbishop, she enjoys offering hospitality and supporting and encouraging our brothers and sisters in the Anglican Communion.


Margaret Sentamu is a freelance Leadership Development consultant with a focus on diversity. She has worked for a number of years in the private, public and third sector which included a period as Senior Selection Secretary, overseeing the team responsible for the recruitment of trainee clergy for the Church of England.

Margaret is a Non-executive director of the Leeds & York Mental Health Trust and previously Non-executive director of Traidcraft Plc, which helps to fight poverty through fair trade. She is also a Lay Adjudicator for the Solicitors Regulatory Authority and a Lay Assessor for CIPFA member accountants who breach the Code of Conduct and bye-laws.

She is President of Mildmay International (HIV/Aids), trustee and patron of a number of charities mainly to do with education, health and poverty in the Global South as well as UK based charities. She is married to the Archbishop of York and they have four grown-up children, two of whom they fostered long-term.

Margaret Sentamu with Mary Kolu Massaquoi at Love Stories book launch