The Board of Deputies expressed pride today as the organisation’s former Chief Executive, Gillian Merron, was officially introduced to the House of Lords.
Baroness Merron of Lincoln, as she will now be known, served as Chief Executive of the Board of Deputies for six and a half years, having previously served as MP for Lincoln from 1997-2010. The news of her peerage was made public in December and the Baroness stood down from her position at the Board last month, ahead of taking up her new role.
Marie van der Zyl, President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, said: “We are so proud of our former Chief Executive, Gillian Merron. Her introduction to the House of Lords today was so well deserved after decades of service to the public. She was an excellent Chief Executive and we wish her every success in her new work as a peer of the realm. Mazal Tov, Baroness Merron!”
Lord Knight of Weymouth said, “Gillian is a hugely respected figure in Parliament, from her work in the Commons and more recently with the Board of Deputies. She will fit in instantly. We all look forward to her contribution.”
The video of her introduction to the House of Lords can be viewed here:
Congratulations, Baroness Merron! pic.twitter.com/6aBE5NhlHu
— Board of Deputies of British Jews (@BoardofDeputies) April 15, 2021