RoSPA welcomes Baroness Jolly to its presidential team

21/02/2019

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is delighted to announce that Baroness Judith Jolly has joined its presidential team.

Baroness Jolly joins RoSPA President Lord Bill McKenzie of Luton, and Vice President Lord Bill Jordan of Bournville CBE, as part of a presidential triumvirate at the health and safety charity, taking the place of The Lord Brougham and Vaux CBE who stood down last year.

After graduating in engineering Baroness Jolly taught maths and IT in the South West.  She worked for the British Council in the Middle East for three years. She has been a Liberal Democrats life peer since December 2010, and has acted as her party’s health spokesman in the Lords since October 2017. She was also previously a non-executive director of Cornwall Community Health Trust, was chairman of North & East Cornwall NHS Primary Care Trust Board, and is now chairman of Hft, a major provider of services to adults with a learning disability.

Baroness Jolly has previously often spoken in favour of accident prevention during debates in the House of Lords, and following discussions with RoSPA’s chief executive Errol Taylor, has accepted an invitation to join the presidential team.

Baroness Jolly said: “I am delighted to join an organisation which has a proud record of making a difference to the lives of people at work and play.  I am looking forward to working with RoSPA to help in any way I can.

Errol Taylor said: “Having seen Judith speak so passionately and eloquently about the value of accident prevention in the Upper House, it was immediately clear that she would be an excellent advocate for RoSPA’s vision of life, free from serous accidental injury. I’m thrilled that she has decided to accept our invitation to join RoSPA’s presidential team, and I look forward to working with her on furthering RoSPA’s good work.”

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