Margaret Ford, Baroness Ford

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Margaret Anne Ford, Baroness Ford of Cunninghame (born 16 December 1957) is a British peer and Chair of Scottish Television Holdings PLC and Barchester Healthcare.[1]


The daughter of Edward and Susan Garland, she married firstly Christopher Derek Ford in 1982, with whom she had two children, Michael and Katharine. After a divorce in1990, she married secondly David Arthur Bolger later the same year.

Ford was awarded a life peerage as Baroness Ford, of Cunninghame in North Ayrshire on 5 June 2006[2][3]

On 7 April 2009 Communities Secretary Hazel Blears, Mayor of London Boris Johnson, and Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell announced Ford's appointment to chair the newly created London Legacy Development Corporation, known officially as the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC).[4] In 2011, she was included in the Times newspaper Sport Power 100, entering at number 26.[5] In 2012 she was controversially replaced as chairman of the LLDC by Daniel Moylan, a Conservative.[6]

She is also a former Chief Executive of Good Practice Limited, a non-executive director of Serco, managing director (Social Infrastructure and Development) of the Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets and Chairman of Irvine Bay Urban Regeneration Company.[7] She is also the President of the UK charity Epilepsy Action.


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  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 58005. p. 7857. 8 June 2006.
  3. ^ "Minutes and Proceedings". Parliament of the United Kingdom. 10 July 2006. 
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  6. ^ Adrian Warner, New legacy chief "shatters" political consensus from BBC dated May 2012, accessed 8 November 2015
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