The Rt. Hon. the Baroness Usha Prashar of Runnymede CBE PC

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A woman wearing a black blazer and glasses sitting with her chin resting on her clasped hands. Behind her is a red and white baroque wall with a decorative red and blue plate on a stand..
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First Woman to be a Civil Service Commissioner

April 2011, River Rooms, House of Lords, London

b. 1948, Kenya

In 2000 Baroness Usha Prashar became the First Civil Service Commissioner. Prior to this she was the Executive Chairman of the Parole Board of England and Wales. She was the first woman to hold is post. In 1986 she was appointed the chief executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. She is the first woman to hold this post. Then she stepped down from her role as the First Civil Service Commissioner she was appointed as the inaugural Chair of the Judicial Appointments Commission.

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