Baroness Prashar

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"Baroness Prashar, a former Runnymede director, has been chairman of the Judicial Appointments Commission since October 2005. From 2000 to 2005 she was the First Civil Service Commissioner. Previously she was Chairman of the Parole Board for England and Wales, director of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.

"Currently she is president of the Royal Commonwealth Society, a governor of the Ditchley Foundation, a trustee of Cumberland Lodge, and a non-executive director of ITV. She is also president of UK Council for International Student Affairs and an honorary president of the Community Foundation Network.

"Baroness Prashar's past appointments have included: Board member and chancellor of De Montfort University; chairman of the National Literacy Trust; governor of Salzburg Seminar; board member of Ashridge College; trustee of the Windsor Leadership Trust and non-executive director of the Cabinet Office. She has also served as a member of the Royal Commission on Criminal Justice, the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Legal Education and Conduct, the Arts Council. She has been non-executive director of Channel 4 and a member of the Joint Committee of the House of Lords and House of Commons on Human Rights. Baroness Prashar was born in Kenya. She attended Universities of Leeds and Glasgow.

"She was made a CBE in 1994 and awarded a peerage in 1999. She sits in the House of Lords as a crossbencher and was a member of the Committee of Inquiry into the Iraq conflict."[1]

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  1. Runnymede Trust Patrons, organizational web page, accessed June 28, 2012.