Jean Coussins, Baroness Coussins

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The Baroness Coussins

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Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
23 March 2007
Life Peerage
Personal details
Born26 October 1950
Political partyCrossbench

Jean Elizabeth Coussins, Baroness Coussins, FCIL (born 26 October 1950) is a British parliamentarian and an adviser on corporate responsibility.

Lady Coussins is a member of the Advertising Standards Authority, a member of the Better Regulation Commission, and was formerly Chief Executive of the Portman Group, a not–for–profit organisation promoting sensible drinking by consumers and responsible marketing by the drinks industry.

Her interests include:

Personal life[edit]

Jean Coussins was educated at Godolphin and Latymer School, London, and Newnham College, Cambridge, where she graduated with a degree in Modern and Medieval Languages in 1973.[2] She married, in 1976, Roger J. Hamilton, with whom she has three children; their marriage was dissolved in 1985.[2]


In February, 2007, the House of Lords Appointments Commission recommended she should be conferred with a Life Peerage as a Crossbencher in Parliament; her title was gazetted as Baroness Coussins, of Whitehall Park in the London Borough of Islington on 23 March 2007. She has been conferred Honorary Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Linguists[3] and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

In 2013, she was awarded the President's Medal by the British Academy.[4]


Lady Coussins' coat of arms is blazoned as follows:


  1. ^ Archived 19 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b COUSSINS, Baroness (Jean Elizabeth Coussins). Who's Who. 2019 (online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. closed access (subscription required)
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  4. ^ "The British Academy President's Medal". British Academy. Retrieved 23 July 2017.

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