Jean Coussins, Baroness Coussins

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Lady Coussins visiting the University of Salford in 2010.

Jean Elizabeth Coussins, Baroness Coussins (born (1950-10-26)26 October 1950), is a British parliamentarian and an adviser on corporate responsibility.

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:

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[2] and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Lady Coussins married, in 1976, Roger J. Hamilton, with whom she has three children.


Lady Coussins' coat of arms is blazoned as follows:


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