Mrs Peaches Golding, HM Lord Lieutenant of the County and City of Bristol, was elevated to OBE in 2009 for services to minority ethnic people in the South West and held the office of High Sheriff for the County and City of Bristol in 2010 (England’s first black High Sheriff).
A highly experienced, award winning executive and non-executive director, Mrs Golding is the independent chair of the Bristol Water Customer Challenge Panel, non-executive consultant of Moon Consulting Ltd, and a Trustee of the ss Great Britain. Among honorary degrees conferred upon her is an MBA by the University of the West of England in 2010, Doctorate of the University by the University of the West of England in 2017 and Doctorate of Laws by the University of Bristol in 2018.
Mrs Golding’s previous board experience spans mental health and acute services in the health sector; regional ITV and local radio in the media sector; and secondary through tertiary education institutions. She led on regional and national campaigns regarding corporate responsibility for Business in the Community (one of The Prince’s Charities) from 1994 to 2011. She presented natural history programmes for the BBC. She was a Director of Avon Training and Enterprise Council and advised the Cabinet Office on gender and racial diversity in the UK and EU.
She was graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA with a Biology degree. She is married to Bob and has an adult son, Charles.
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Special Guest: Peaches Golding OBE.