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New HPC Director - Baroness Lister of Burtersett joins board

HPC is delighted to announce that Baroness Lister of Burtersett, Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at Loughborough University, has joined our Board of Directors

The High Pay Centre is delighted to announce that Baroness Lister of Burtersett, Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at Loughborough University, has joined our Board of Directors.

In addition to being one of the UK's foremost academic experts on poverty and inequality, Baroness Lister has also been a leading voice in policy on these topics in roles as former Director and now Honorary President of the Child Poverty Action Group. Her other positions include being Chair of the Compass Management Committee, board member of the Smith Institute and honorary President of the Social Policy Association. Baroness Lister sits in the House of Lords as a Labour peer, where her interests include social security, poverty, inequality and gender equality. 

High Pay Centre Chair Nick Isles said: We are delighted to welcome Baroness Lister to the board. Her formidable expertise both on the issues of pay and inequality covered by our work, and the policymaking process that shapes these issues will be an invaluable asset to HPC.

Baroness Lister said: I am delighted to be joining the High Pay Centre at this vital time. The UK is a painfully divided country with vast gaps in living standards between those at the top and low and middle income earners. I look forward to contributing to HPC's work understanding the causes and consequences of these divides, and developing the policy measures to address them.

Posted on 6 March 2019

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