History and Inspiration

The Møller Centre is a world-class, dedicated residential leadership development and conference centre at Churchill College, in the University of Cambridge. Our inspiration comes from the connection between two great leaders, Sir Winston Churchill, and Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller, whose vision and benefaction has created a unique ‘Centre for Excellence’.

The Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Centre for Continuing Education was built with a donation from the A.P. Møller & Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation, a Danish institution established in 1953 by shipping magnate A.P. Møller. The Foundation makes contributions to good causes, especially those involving national heritage, shipping, industry and science. Mr Møller was keen to support a development in memory of Sir Winston Churchill because of the College’s tradition of excellence in the fields of science and engineering. A donation was made to Churchill College and in 1992 The Møller Centre was established and opened by Her Majesty Queen Ingrid of Denmark.

More about Mr Møller and the motivation behind his donation.

Find out more about our relationship with Churchill College.

Pictured above (L-R): Gillian Secrett, CEO, the Møller Centre and Ane Mærsk Mc-Kinney Uggla, youngest daughter of Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller and chair of the A.P. Møller Foundation.