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Jill Pitkeathley, Baroness Pitkeathley

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The Baroness Pitkeathley
Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords
Assumed office
29 November 2010
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
6 October 1997
Life peerage
Personal details
Born (1940-01-04) 4 January 1940 (age 84)
Political partyLabour

Jill Elizabeth Pitkeathley, Baroness Pitkeathley, OBE (née Bisson; born 4 January 1940) is a British Labour Party member of the House of Lords.

Her first job was working for Manchester City Council as a trainee child care officer in 1961. She was paid £660 a year.[1]

She worked in the voluntary sector, as chief executive of Carers National Association (now renamed Carers UK) for which she was appointed an OBE in the 1993 Birthday Honours.[2] Mrs Pitkeathley was created a life peer as Baroness Pitkeathley, of Caversham in the Royal County of Berkshire, on 6 October 1997.[3] Since 1998 she has been chair of one of the lottery distributors, the New Opportunities Fund. In 2004, she was appointed chair of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS).[4] Lady Pitkeathley also chaired the Office for Civil Society Advisory Body until its abolition in March 2011.[5]

Lady Pitkeathley was a founding member of ACEVO, the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations.[6] She is a trustee of Cumberland Lodge.[7]


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  2. ^ "No. 53332". The London Gazette (Supplement). 12 June 1993. p. 12.
  3. ^ "No. 54915". The London Gazette. 9 October 1997. p. 11391.
  4. ^ "About CAFCASS". Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2007.
  5. ^ "Third Sector Advisory Body". Cabinet Office. The National Archives. 3 April 2009. Archived from the original on 7 April 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  6. ^ About acevo
  7. ^ "Baroness Pitkeathley | Cumberland Lodge". www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 29 March 2017. Retrieved 28 March 2017.