Elected: 2015
Discipline: Private Sector Leadership
Margaret Ford of Cunninghame
Cross-Bench Peer, House of Lords
Baroness Margaret Ford is a Scottish entrepreneur and business woman who has had a distinguished career spanning over thirty-five years. She specialises in economic development, physical planning and urban regeneration and is currently Chair of STV Group plc. Previous appointments include Chair of Barchester Healthcare and Grainger plc; Independent Non-Executive Director of Taylor Wimpey plc; Managing Director of Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets. Margaret was a Member of the Olympic Board which delivered the 2012 Games and had responsibility for delivering the physical regeneration of East London around the Olympic Park. She was created a Life Peer in 2006.