Baroness Whitaker

Janet Whitaker

Janet Whitaker



Address as

Baroness Whitaker

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 8524
Fax: 020 7219 6915


Lords career

International Development Liaison Peer 1999-2007; Chair: Design in Public Procurement Inquiry 2009, Design Education Inquiry 2011

Councils, public bodies

Magistrate 1985-2006; Member, Employment Tribunal 1995-2000; Deputy chair and chair, Camden Racial Equality Council 1996-99; Non-executive director, Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust 1997-2001; Member, Immigration Complaints Audit Committee 1998-99; Chair, Working Men's College for Men and Women 1998-2001; Advisory council, Transparency International (UK) 2001-09; Deputy chair, ITC 2001-03; Council member, Overseas Development Institute 2003-; Advisory board, British Institute of Human Rights 2005-; Member, UNA-UK Advisory Panel 2006-

International bodies

Member: Inter-Parliamentary Union, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

Political interests

Architecture and design, international development, race relations

Countries of interest

Africa, Asia, Europe

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baroness Whitaker, of Beeston in the County of Nottinghamshire 1999

Register of Interests

8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality

Visit to Chippenham, 11 April 2011, in connection with Industry and Parliament fellowship with Herman Miller Inc (global provider of office furniture and services); transport and lunch provided by Herman Miller Inc

10: Non-financial interests (a)

Fellow, Working Men's College (adult education; the Working Men's College Corporation is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales)

10: Non-financial interests (d)

Member, Advisory Board, British Institute of Human Rights

Vice President, British Humanist Association

Vice President, One World Trust

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Member, UNA-UK Advisory Panel