Baroness Diana Warwick

Baroness Diana Warwick

Chair, National Housing Federation

Baroness Warwick is the Chair of the National Housing Federation. She was Chair of the Human Tissue Authority until April 2014. Before that, she was Chief Executive of Universities UK for 14 years, where she led a body representing the executive heads of 130 universities, both nationally and internationally. She was a Fulbright Commissioner until last year and is a lifetime fellow of the RSA.

Diana was a leading trade unionist for 20 years. She was subsequently Chief Executive of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy in the 1990s.

She was a member of the Nolan/Neill Committee on standards in public life; a board member of the British Council; a trustee of the Commonwealth Institute and Chair of Voluntary Service Overseas (and is still life Vice-President). She has been a board member of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations; a member of the Employment Appeal Tribunal; a non-executive director of Lattice (now National Grid plc), a trustee director of the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme (USS) Ltd and is currently a board member of the Pension Protection Fund. She is also Chair of the Trustees of the charity International Students’ House. Diana is a member of the Councils of University College London and Nottingham Trent University.       

Diana was awarded a life peerage in 1999 in recognition for her public service.