Jeannie Drake, Baroness Drake

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Jeannie Drake, Baroness Drake, CBE (born 16 January 1948) is a British trade unionist and Labour life peer in the House of Lords.[1]

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.[2]

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.


Trade union offices
Preceded by
Roger Lyons
President of the Trades Union Congress
Succeeded by
Gloria Mills