Barbara Young, Baroness Young of Old Scone

Barbara Scott Young, Baroness Young of Old Scone FRSGS, HonMLS (born 8 April 1948 in Perth, Scotland)[1] is a Labour member of the House of Lords. She was created a life peer on 4 November 1997 as Baroness Young of Old Scone, of Old Scone in Perth and Kinross.[2]

Baroness Young is currently chair of the Woodland Trust. She joined the Trust’s Board in January 2016 and became chair on 9 June 2016.

She was the Chief Executive of health charity Diabetes UK, a position she took up on 1 November 2010 till September 2015.[3]

Before joining Diabetes UK, Young was involved in the establishment of the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Then Health Secretary Alan Johnson announced the appointment of Baroness Young as chair of the organisation on 15 April 2008.[4] The announcement followed an independent recruitment exercise conducted by the Appointments Commission and a pre-appointment scrutiny hearing.[5] by the Health Select Committee, which subsequently endorsed Barbara Young for appointment as the CQC chair. She held this position until 1 February 2010.[6]

Prior to taking up the post of chair of the CQC, Barbara Young was the chief executive of the Environment Agency (2000 – May 2008), an appointment which led to her becoming a non-affiliated member in the House of Lords; previously she had taken the Labour whip. Other posts she has held include chair of English Nature; vice chairman of the BBC; board member of AWG plc; Chief Executive of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and of a number of local health authorities, including Parkside Health Authority.

In 2010 Barbara Young was appointed Chancellor of Cranfield University [7] and was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2017.[8]

The Baroness Young of Old Scone FRSGS
Official portrait of Baroness Young of Old Scone crop 2
3rd Chancellor of Cranfield University
Assumed office
Preceded byRichard Vincent, Baron Vincent of Coleshill
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
4 November 1997
Life Peerage
Personal details
Born8 April 1948 (age 71)
Political party(Labour since 2015) Non-affiliated 2000-2015 (Labour until 2000)


  1. ^ "Baroness Young of Old Scone". Anglia Ruskin University. 6 July 2011. Archived from the original on 17 December 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  2. ^ "No. 54942". The London Gazette. 10 November 1997. p. 12601.
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Care Quality Commission Chair announced" (Press release). Department of Health. 15 May 2008. Retrieved 16 September 2008.
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "News | Care Quality Commission". Archived from the original on 7 August 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
  7. ^
  8. ^ "RSE Welcomes 60 New Fellows". Retrieved 10 March 2017.
Academic offices
Preceded by
Richard Vincent, Baron Vincent of Coleshill
Chancellor of Cranfield University
Succeeded by
April 8

April 8 is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 267 days remain until the end of the year.

Barbara Young

Barbara Young may refer to:

Barbara Young, Baroness Young of Old Scone (born 1948), Labour member of the British House of Lords

Barbara Young (actress) (born 1936), British actress

Barbara Young, poet whose work was featured in Thomas Moult's anthology Best Poems of 1931

Barbara Arrowsmith Young (born 1951), creator of the Arrowsmith Program

Barbara G. Young, TSR roleplaying game magazine editor

Barbara M. Young, judge on the Supreme Court of British Columbia

Barbara Young (Neighbours), fictional character on Australian soap opera Neighbours

Baroness Young

Baroness Young may refer to:

Janet Young, Baroness Young (1926–2002), first woman Leader of the House of Lords and cabinet minister under Margaret Thatcher

Barbara Young, Baroness Young of Old Scone (born 1948), former Labour Whip in the Lords and head of numerous charities and agencies

Lola Young, Baroness Young of Hornsey (born 1951), actress, cultural studies professor, and crossbench peer in the Lords

Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department of Health and Social Care of the United Kingdom. It was established in 2009 to regulate and inspect health and social care services in England.

It was formed from three predecessor organisations:

the Healthcare Commission

the Commission for Social Care Inspection

the Mental Health Act CommissionThe CQC's stated role is to make sure that hospitals, care homes, dental and general practices and other care services in England provide people with safe, effective and high-quality care, and to encourage them to improve. It carries out this role through checks it carries out during the registration process all new care services must complete, inspections and monitoring of a range of data sources that can indicate problems with services.

Part of the commission's remit is protecting the interests of people whose rights have been restricted under the Mental Health Act.

Cranfield University

Cranfield University is a British postgraduate and research-based public university specialising in science, engineering, technology and management. Cranfield was founded as the College of Aeronautics in 1946. Through the 1950s and 1960s, the development of many aspects of aircraft research and design led to considerable growth and diversification into other areas such as manufacturing and management. In 1967, the Cranfield School of Management was founded. In 1969, the College of Aeronautics became The Cranfield Institute of Technology incorporated by Royal Charter and gained degree awarding powers and became a university in its own right. In 1993, it adopted its current name.Cranfield University has two campuses: the main campus is at Cranfield, Bedfordshire, and the second is at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom at Shrivenham, southwest Oxfordshire. The main campus is unique in the United Kingdom and Europe for having a semi-operational airport (Cranfield Airport) on campus. Cranfield University owns and operates the airport. The airport facilities are used by Cranfield University's own aircraft in the course of aerospace teaching and research.

Cranfield University's motto, 'post nubes lux', means 'after clouds light'. It is depicted on the Cranfield University coat of arms which was introduced when the University was awarded its Royal Charter.

Environment Agency

The Environment Agency (EA) is a non-departmental public body, established in 1995 and sponsored by the United Kingdom government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), with responsibilities relating to the protection and enhancement of the environment in England (and until 2013 also Wales).

List of British politicians who have crossed the floor

Members of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom, British members of the European Parliament, and members of the British devolved assemblies sometimes cross the floor and abandon a previous party membership to take up a new one. The following list details the dates, members involved, previous and new party affiliations, and an explanation for their switch. In addition, this list notes MPs who have lost or resigned a party whip to become independent, or moved from being independent to taking a party whip.

List of barons in the peerages of Britain and Ireland

This is a list of the 1187 present and extant Barons (Lords of Parliament, in Scottish terms) in the Peerages of England, Scotland, Great Britain, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Note that it does not include those extant baronies which have become merged (either through marriage or elevation) with higher peerage dignities and are today only seen as subsidiary titles. For a more complete list, which adds these "hidden" baronies as well as extinct, dormant, abeyant, and forfeit ones, see List of Baronies.

This page includes all life barons, including the Law Lords created under the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876. However hereditary peers with the rank of viscount or higher holding also a life peerage are not included.

Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust is the largest woodland conservation charity in the United Kingdom concerned with the creation, protection, and restoration of native woodland heritage. It has planted over 43 million trees since 1972.The Woodland Trust has three key aims: i) to protect ancient woodland which is rare, unique and irreplaceable, ii) the restoration of damaged ancient woodland, iii) plant native trees and woods with the aim of creating resilient landscapes for people and wildlife.The Woodland Trust maintains ownership of over 1,000 sites covering over 26,000 hectares. It ensures public access to its woods.

This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.