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] She is the former Chair of the London 2012 Olympic Park Legacy Company, a former Chief Executive of Good Practice Limited, Senior Non-Executive Director of Serco, Managing Director (Social Infrastructure and Development) of Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets and Chairman of Irvine Bay Urban Regeneration Company.[2] She is also the President of the UK charity Epilepsy Action.

On 7 April 2009 Communities Secretary Hazel Blears, Mayor of London Boris Johnson, and Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell announced her appointment as Chair of the newly created London 2012 Legacy Delivery Company, known officially as the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC).[3] In 2011, she was included in the Times newspaper Sport Power 100, entering at number 26.[4]

Ford was awarded a life peerage as Baroness Ford, of Cunninghame in North Ayrshire on 5 June 2006[5][6]

Born the daughter of Edward and Susan Garland, she married firstly Christopher Derek Ford in 1982, with whom she had 2 children; Michael and Katharine, divorcing in 1990, and secondly David Arthur Bolger in 1990.


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  5. ^ The London Gazette: no. 58005. p. 7857. 8 June 2006.
  6. ^ "Minutes and Proceedings". Parliament of the United Kingdom. 10 July 2006.