Baroness Meacher was educated at the Berkhamsted School for Girls, the University of York, and the University of London. Baroness Meacher has held a number of senior management roles, and worked as a senior adviser to the Russian Government on employment in the 1990s. She has been the author and editor of books on mental health and poverty. She has served as deputy chair of the Police Complaints Authority and Chair of the Security Industry Authority. She was Chair of the East London NHS Foundation Trust until 2012. On 2 May 2006, she was made a life peer, of Spitalfields, and sits as a crossbencher.
Paul Flynn MP (Vice-Chair)
Paul Flynn was educated at St. Illtyd's College, Cardiff, and at the University College, Cardiff. He has worked as a chemist in the steel industry, as a broadcaster on Gwent Community Radio. He was elected as MP for Newport West in 1987. He has been shadow spokesperson for Health and Social Security is a member of the Public Administration Select Committee. His political interests include health and medicinal and illegal drugs.
Ronnie Cowan MP (Vic)e-Chair
Ronnie Cowan is the Member of Parliament for Inverclyde having retained the seat at the 2017 General Election. He is a member of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs (PACAC) Select Committee; Transport Select Committee and Procedures Select Committee.
Ronnie is originally from Greenock and after leaving school he got a job as a trainee computer operator at Playtex in Port Glasgow, and went on to build a career in IT, latterly running his own company which focussed on finding IT solutions to business problems.
Lord Howarth (Vice-Chair and Treasurer)
Lord Alan Howarth of Newport gained