A qualified teacher having worked in one of Bradford’s largest housing estates for a number of years also having teaching experience in the private sector. Following the Bradford riots, she took a very active role working with those communities most affected. She was made a lay canon of Bradford Cathedral in 2007 for her involvement in the community life in Bradford. She has been much involved in national life over a long period and was awarded a life peerage in 2010.
Year Appointed: 2008