Jeannie Drake, Baroness Drake
After attending university, Drake worked as a research officer at the National Union of Public Employees, before moving to the Civil and Public Services Association in 1976. She was a Deputy General Secretary of the National Communications Union and, following a merger in 1995, she held the same position in the Communication Workers Union until 2008. During her tenure, she was President of the Trades Union Congress in 2005. 
Drake serves as a trustee of the O2 and Alliance & Leicester pension funds and has been a board member of the Pension Protection Fund since 2004, as well as other bodies in the pension sector. She has also served as a member of the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
She was a commissioner of the Equality and Human Rights Commission from 2006-9.
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