Deborah Stedman-Scott, Baroness Stedman-Scott

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Deborah Stedman-Scott, Baroness Stedman-Scott, OBE, DL, FRSA (born 23 November 1955) is a Conservative member of the House of Lords[1] and the former Chief Executive Officer of Tomorrow's People Trust.

Born in Paddington, London, she is the daughter of Jack and Doreen Margaret Scott and was educated at Ensham Secondary School for Girls, Southwark Technical College and the Salvation Army Training College. Stedman-Scott has worked for National Westminster Bank 1972–1976, for the Salvation Army 1978–83 and for Tunbridge Wells Chamber of Commerce 1983–84. She joined Tomorrow's People Trust in 1984, a charity working with unemployed people. She held various roles there, rising through the ranks to become Chief Executive from 2005 to 2015. The UK Charity Awards 2005 named her Charity Principal of the Year.[2]

She was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for East Sussex in 2007 and an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours.[3] On 12 July 2010 she was created a life peer as Baroness Stedman-Scott, of Rolvenden in the County of Kent.[4] She is also a Trustee of New Devon Opera and New Philanthropy Capital.[5]

She entered into a civil partnership with Gabrielle Joy Stedman-Scott in 2006.[6]


  1. ^ "Debretts People of Today". Debretts. Retrieved 29 April 2013. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Charity Principal of the Year". Charity Times. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "No. 58557". The London Gazette (Supplement). 29 December 2007. p. 12. 
  4. ^ "No. 59489". The London Gazette. 15 July 2010. p. 13485. 
  5. ^ "Official Biography House of Lords". Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Deborah Stedman-Scott (Peer)", Westminster Parliamentary Record

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