Baroness Kate Parminter

House of Lords

Kate Parminter was created a life peer in July 2010.  She sits in the House of Lords on the Liberal Democrat benches and is the Chair of the Lords Select Committee on the Environment & Climate Change.  She is a member of the House of Lords Appointments Commission.

Kate was born in 1964 and grew up in West Sussex.  Educated at state schools in Horsham she went on to study Theology at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.

Subsequently she worked for Nestle, Simon Hughes MP and a PR Consultancy.  From 1990-1998 she headed the Public Affairs for the RSPCA, during which time she chaired the Campaign for the Protection of Hunted Animals which helped to ban hunting.    In 1998 she became Chief Executive of CPRE, the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

From 2004-2010 she was a freelance consultant advising corporations and charities on charity, CSR and campaigning issues.  Clients included Lloyd’s, the City of London Corporation & Mencap.

She was a Liberal Democrat Councillor on Horsham District Council in West Sussex for eight years (1987-1995).

Kate campaigns on eating disorders and is is a Patron of the Meath Epilepsy Charity.