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date: 13 April 2021

Young of Old Scone free

Baroness cr 1997 (Life Peer), of Old Scone, in Perth and Kinross (Barbara Scott Young)

Born 8 April 1948; d of George Young and Mary (née Scott)

Chairman, Woodland Trust, since 2016

Education

Perth Acad.; Edinburgh Univ. (MA Classics); Strathclyde Univ. (Diploma Sec. Sci.); DipHSM, 1971

Career

Various posts, finally Sector Administrator, Greater Glasgow Health Bd, 1975–78; Dir of Planning and Develt, St Thomas’ Health Dist, 1978–79; Dist Gen. Administrator, NW Dist, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster AHA, 1979–82; Dist Administrator, Haringey HA, 1982–85; District General Manager: Paddington and N Kensington HA, 1985–88; Parkside HA, 1988–91; Chief Exec., RSPB, 1991–98; Chm., English Nature, 1998–2000; Vice-Chm., Bd of Govs, BBC, 1998–2000; Chief Exec., Envmt Agency, 2000–08; Shadow Chair, 2008–09, Chair, 2009–10, Care Quality Commission, DoH; Chief Exec., Diabetes UK, 2010–15. Member: BBC Gen. Adv. Council, 1985–88; Cttee, King’s Fund Inst., 1986–90; Delegacy, St Mary’s Hosp. Med. Sch., 1991–94; Cttee, Sec. of State for the Envmt’s Going for Green initiative, 1994–96, UK Round Table on Sustainability, 1995–2000; Commn on Future of Voluntary Sector, 1995–96; Exec. Cttee, NCVO, 1997 (Mem., Trustee Bd, 1993–97); COPUS, 1996–97; Minister for Agriculture’s Adv. Gp, 1997–98; EU Envmtl Adv. Forum, 1999–2001. Pres., Inst. of Health Services Management, 1987–88. Internat. Fellow, King’s Fund Coll., 1985–87 and 1990. Non-exec. Dir, AWG plc, 1998–2001. Member: World Council, Birdlife Internat., 1994–98; Green Globe Task Force, 1997–98; Adaptation Sub-Cttee, Cttee on Climate Change, 2009–10. Patron, Inst. of Ecol and Envmt Management, 1993–; Vice President: Flora & Fauna Internat., 1998–; Birdlife Internat., 1999–; RSPB, 2000–; President: Cambs, Beds and Northants Wildlife Trust, 2002–; British Trust for Ornithology, 2005–13 (Vice Pres., 2004–05); S Georgia Heritage Trust, 2010–; Beds SO, 2013–. Trustee, IPPR, 1999–2009. Chancellor, Cranfield Univ., 2010–20. Patron, Lantra, 2013–. Hon. RICS 2000; Hon. Fellow: Geologists Assoc., 2000; Sidney Sussex Coll., Cambridge, 2002; Hon. FCIWEM 2001; Hon. FRSE, 2017. DUniv: Stirling, 1995; York, St Andrews, Aberdeen, 2000; Open, 2001; Hon. DSc: Hertfordshire, 1997; Cranfield, 1998; Anglia Ruskin, 2009; Gloucestershire, 2009

Recreations

bad dressage rider, obsessive cinema goer and gardener

Address

House of Lords SW1A 0PW