Genista McIntosh, Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall

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Genista Mary "Jenny" McIntosh, Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall (born 23 September 1946) is a British arts consultant, theatre executive and Labour politician.

Born Genista Mary Tandy, she was the daughter of Geoffrey Tandy and his wife Maire née MacDermott, and was educated at the University of York. In 1971 she married Neil Scott Wishart McIntosh. They had one son and a daughter but were later divorced. McIntosh worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company as casting director between 1972 and 1977, as planning controller between 1977 and 1984, as senior administrator between 1986 and as associate producer in 1990. She has also been executive director of the Royal National Theatre from 1990 to 1996 and from 1997 to 2002.[1] In 1997 she was appointed chief executive of the Royal Opera House, but resigned after only five months due to ill health.[2] She was made a life peer as Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall of Hampstead in the London Borough of Camden on 3 August 1999[3] and made her maiden speech in the House of Lords in November of that year.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Who's Who 2007: An Annual Biographical Dictionary. London: A & C Black, 2007.
  2. ^ bbc.co.uk
  3. ^ The London Gazette, 6 August 1999
  4. ^ hansard.millbanksystem.com - Genista McIntosh