Jill Pitkeathley

Jill Pitkeathley

Baroness Pitkeathley is a lifetime Labour peer for the House of Lords, and is the former chair of Cafcass.

She has a wealth of experience in the voluntary sector. She was appointed chair for the Office of the Third Sector’s new advisory body in April 2008 and was previously chair of the New Opportunities Fund and Futurebuilders.

She became chief executive of the National Council for Carers - now Carers UK - in 1986 and was voluntary services co-ordinator for the NHS in the 1970s, as well as a being a social worker in Berkshire and Manchester. She was also a founding member of Acevo, and the president of Volunteering England.

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Select committee on charities confirmed

The House of Lords has confirmed the appointment of a Select Committee on Charities and confirmed that it is due to report by 31 March 2017.

Baroness Pitkeathley expected to chair House of Lords committee on charities

The House of Lords is expected to approve a motion to create a select committee to consider issues related to the charity sector next week and will appoint Baronness Pitkeathley as its chair.

Jill Pitkeathley

It was a mistake to think the Olympic and Commonwealth games would lead to more volunteering in the UK afterwards, a Parliamentary committee heard yesterday.

Sir Richard Lambert, chair of Big Society Trust

Former CBI director-general Sir Richard Lambert has been chosen to chair the Big Society Trust, the holding company charged with ensuring that Big Society Capital stays true to its mission.

Baroness Jill Pitkeathley, Outstanding Achievement Award 2006

Pioneer, novelist, peer of the realm, and winner of the lifetime achievement award 2006 - that is Baroness Jill Pitkeathley. Ian Allsop met her.

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