Jean Coussins, Baroness Coussins
The Baroness Coussins
|Member of the House of Lords|
|Assumed office |
23 March 2007
|Born||26 October 1950|
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:
- Advisory Committee on Alcohol Problems
- Non executive director and council member (broadcast and non-broadcast media), Advertising Standards Authority
- Member, Alcohol Education and Research Council
- Chair (Co-Chair since 2015), All Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Languages (2008–present)
- Vice-President, Chartered Institute of Linguists
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. She married, in 1976, Roger J. Hamilton, with whom she has three children; their marriage was dissolved in 1985.
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 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Lady Coussins' coat of arms is blazoned as follows:
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