Our Patron

Baroness Hanham C.B.E

ADKC's patron, Baroness Hanham

Baroness Hanham was instrumental in the setting up of ADKC in 1981 and has held a very active involvement in the charity, as our patron, since then.

Baroness Hanham lives in Kensington and has extensive experience in local government, having been Leader of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea from 1989 to 2000, and previously as Chairman of various of its Committees, including Social Services. She is now a Conservative member of the House of Lords.

During Baroness Hanham’s distinguished career, she also has experience of the health service, having been a member of the North West Thames Regional Health Authority, member of the Board of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, a Mental Health Act Commissioner and from 2000 to 2007 Chairman of St. Mary’s NHS Trust.

The Baroness has been vice-president of the Commonwealth Institute, a director of London First and Governor of both the Sir John Cass Foundation and the Sir John Cass Primary School.

Baroness Hanham was made a Life Peer in 1999 and is a Freeman of the City of London.