Meet Barbara – Baroness Young of Old Scone
Barbara, Baroness Young of Old Scone, is a Member of the House of Lords with special interests, among others, in the environment, agriculture, natural resources and climate change.
She is Chancellor at Cranfield University gand her voluntary positions include President of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust; Honorary President of the South Georgia Heritage Trust; Patron of Lantra and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Management; and Vice President of RSPB, Bird Life International and Flora and Fauna International. She has formerly held a variety of other environmental roles, including Chief Executive of RSPB, Chairman of English Nature and Chief Executive of the Environment Agency.
Barbara joined the Woodland Trust’s Board in January 2016 and became Chair of the Trust on 9 June 2016.
“The Woodland Trust is an excellent charity working for a great cause that the public really care about and so do I. I am excited to have been appointed Chair and look forward to working with the Trustees, Beccy and the staff, and all our hugely committed volunteers and supporters to protect our woods and trees.”
Lady Barbara Young of Old Scone