The Printing Charity has announced that The Rt Hon. the Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde will be the guest speaker at its 190th Annual Luncheon on Thursday 23 November 2017, at Stationers’ Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London.
Baroness Dean says: “The Printing Charity does a great job and I’m proud to be its 2017 President. I’ve enjoyed continuing my association with what is now a wide-ranging industry, as well as supporting the annual Print Futures Awards. The charity’s Annual Luncheon is a brilliant networking event for people in the industry.”
Baroness Dean started her working life in the Trade Union movement and was subsequently elected General Secretary of the Society of Graphical and Allied Trades (SOGAT), the printing, publishing and paper trades union. She was created a life Peer in 1993 and a member of the Privy Council in 1998.
Her current appointments include Chairman of Empiric Student Property plc, Chairman of Residential Secure Income plc and an independent member of the Business Oversight Board of the Law Society. She is a Vice President of The War Widows’ Association, President of the Abbeyfield Society charity, and a Trustee of University College NHS Hospital Foundation Cancer Charity.
Past appointments include that of Chairman of the Housing Corporation, Chairman of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body, member of the Royal Commission on the Future of the House of Lords and the House of Lords Appointments Commission.
[Photo shows (L to R) Georgia Irving, a papermaking apprentice, and Baroness Dean, The Printing Charity’s 2017 President]