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The Baroness Drake CBE

Baroness Jeannie Drake was appointed to the House of Lords in 2010. She is a former trade union leader and expert in the pensions industry. Jeannie is a Trustee of both the O2 and Alliance and Leicester pension funds and is an Employment Appeal Tribunal member. She is also a member of the Labour Party National Policy Forum and a Non-executive Board Member of the Pension Protection Fund and Personal Accounts Delivery Authority. She has also served on both the Equality and Human Rights (2006-2009) and Equal Opportunities (2000-2007) Commissions. Jeannie spent more than 35 years in the trade union movement before stepping down as Deputy General Secretary of the Communications Workers Union in 2008. During her tenure, she spent a year as elected President of the TUC (2005). She was first elected to the General Secretary post in 1995, having spent a decade as Deputy General Secretary of the Clerical Section of the NCU.