The Howard League for Penal Reform announces new President

News release

Wednesday 10 October 2012

Howard League for Penal Reform announces new President

The Howard League for Penal Reform has today (Wednesday, 10 October) announced that its new President is Lord Myners of Truro CBE. 

Lord Myners takes over the position of President from Lord Carlile of Berriew QC, who has served in the role since 2006.

Chief Executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform, Frances Crook, said: I am delighted to announce that Lord Myners has accepted the position of President of the Howard League for Penal Reform.

As a former government minister and well respected figure in the City of London, Lord Myners will provide us with invaluable advice and represent the Howard League at the highest levels in the coming years.

I would like to pay tribute to our outgoing President, Lord Carlile, whose support has proved doughty and enduring ever since he led our influential inquiry into the treatment of children in custody. We hope to work with him again in the near future.

Notes to editors

Lord Myners of Truro CBE is a former Chair of the Guardian Media Group, the Low Pay Commission and Marks & Spencer. He was a Treasury minister in the last government and, before taking up that appointment, a member of the Commission on English Prisons Today.

Andrew Neilson

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07918 681 094

andrew.neilson@howardleague.org

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