Jean Coussins, Baroness Coussins
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:
- Advisory Committee on Alcohol Problems
- Non executive director and council member (broadcast and non-broadcast media), Advertising Standards Authority
- Member, Alcohol Education and Research Council
- Chair (Co-Chair since 2015), All Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Languages (2008-present)
- Vice-President, Chartered Institute of Linguists
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 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: