RoSPA welcomes Baroness Eaton to its presidential team

04/01/2021

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is delighted to announce that Baroness Margaret Eaton DBE DL has joined its presidential team.
 
Baroness Eaton becomes a Deputy President, joining RoSPA President Baroness Judith Jolly and Deputy President Lord Bill Jordan of Bournville CBE as part of the presidential triumvirate at the health and safety charity, taking the place of Lord Bill McKenzie of Luton who stood down in 2019.
 
Former teacher Baroness Eaton has been a Conservative life peer since 2010. She was a councillor with City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council for 30 years from 1986 - 2016, leading the council from 2000 - 2006, and was the chairman of the Local Government Association from 2008 - 2011. She was made a Dame in the New Year Honours 2010 for services to local government.
 
Baroness Eaton is a member of the Advisory Panel of the National Media Museum, Vice-President of the Local Government Association, Vice-President of the Trading Standards Institute, Governor of Lady Lane Park Preparatory School in Bingley, and a member of Beckfoot Multi Academy Trust in Bingley.
 
Following discussions with RoSPA President Baroness Jolly, chairman Mike Parker CBE and chief executive Errol Taylor, Baroness Eaton has accepted an invitation to join the presidential team.
 
Baroness Eaton said: “I really like the way in which RoSPA uses an evidence-based approach to delivering its vision, for life free from serious accidental injury, through an informal coalition of like-minded organisations that are drawn from all sectors of the economy.”
 
Errol Taylor said: “I’m delighted that Baroness Eaton is joining our presidential team. We believe that Margaret’s background as a councillor and chairman of the LGA should be tremendously helpful in delivering elements of our home safety programmes including Safer by Design, Take Action Today and falls prevention. She will also be taking her turn in hosting important RoSPA events such our gala RoSPA Awards celebrations.”

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