Barbara Young, Baroness Young of Old Scone
|The Right Honourable
The Baroness Young of Old Scone
|Born||8 April 1948|
|Political party||(Labour since 2015) Non-affiliated 2000-2015 (Labour until 2000)|
Barbara Scott Young, Baroness Young of Old Scone (born 8 April 1948 in Perth, Scotland) is a Labour member of the House of Lords. She was created a life peer on 4 November 1997 as Baroness Young of Old Scone, of Old Scone in Perth and Kinross.
Baroness Young is currently chair of the Woodland Trust. She joined the Trust’s Board in January 2016 and became chair on 9 June 2016.
Before joining Diabetes UK, Young was involved in the establishment of the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Then Health Secretary Alan Johnson announced the appointment of Baroness Young as chair of the organisation on 15 April 2008. The announcement followed an independent recruitment exercise conducted by the Appointments Commission and a pre-appointment scrutiny hearing. by the Health Select Committee, which subsequently endorsed Barbara Young for appointment as the CQC chair. She held this position until 1 February 2010.
Prior to taking up the post of chair of the CQC, Barbara Young was the chief executive of the Environment Agency (2000 – May 2008), an appointment which led to her becoming a non-affiliated member in the House of Lords; previously she had taken the Labour whip. Other posts she has held include chair of English Nature; vice chairman of the BBC; board member of AWG plc; Chief Executive of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and of a number of local health authorities, including Parkside Health Authority.
- "Baroness Young of Old Scone". Anglia Ruskin University. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
- The London Gazette: . 10 November 1997. Retrieved 2009-05-25.
- "Care Quality Commission Chair announced" (Press release). Department of Health. 2008-05-15. Retrieved 2008-09-16.
- [dead link]
- "News | Care Quality Commission". Cqc.org.uk. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
- "RSE Welcomes 60 New Fellows". rse.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-10.
Richard Vincent, Baron Vincent of Coleshill
|Chancellor of Cranfield University