Baroness Judith Jolly

Chair of Trustees

Tell us a bit about your background

I’ve spent a large part of my professional life in the far southwest of England, where I have been non-executive director for two NHS Trusts, and have been chair of the North & East Cornwall NHS PCT Board. I was also a Lay Inspector for the Commission for Health Improvement.

I was raised to the peerage in 2010 and was introduced to the House of Lords in January 2011. After the 2015 General Election, I became Defence Spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords.

What made you decide to become a Trustee for Hft?

I have always been very active in community and voluntary organisations, and I’m proud of my time as minister doing my bit to make legislation work – especially with regards to The Care Act. I wanted to use my experience in health and social care, and the voluntary sector to benefit to Hft and people that the charity supports.

What’s your best ‘Hft moment’?

It would be difficult to pick between meeting a rapper in Leeds or watching a Bollywood show in Bradford!