Barbara Young

Barbara Young

Chief executive, Diabetes UK from 2010

After 20 years campaigning to improve health services management and healthcare policy, Baroness Barbara Young packed in health for the environment, where she campaigned for environmental improvement for a further 20 years. During this period she worked at RSPB, English Nature and the Environment Agency.

While working in health, however, she had significant impact leading the establishment of the Care Quality Commission, the quality regulator for health and social care.

She is now trying to do both health (as CEO of Diabetes UK) and environment (as president or vice of a clutch of charities).

Somewhere in amongst that she was vice-chairman of the BBC, sat on a PLC board, and is a Peer of the Realm.

Her current non-executive roles include Chancellor of Cranfield University, trustee of Imperial College Healthcare Charity, and president of the British Trust for Ornithology.

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Baroness Barbara Young, CEO, Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK has set a target of halving the rate of increase of Type 2 diabetes and halving the complication rate for people with diabetes, within five years.

Baroness Barbara Young, chief executive, Diabetes UK

When Baroness Barbara Young, chief executive of Diabetes UK joined the organisation in 2010, the governance structure left her confused. How did she tackle the confusion? With change of course.

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