Mark Watts FRSA interviews Gillian Merron, as part of a series of interviews with leaders from the world of politics, business and the community, on challenges, trends and priorities.
The Board of Deputies, established in 1760, is the only democratically elected, cross-communal, representative body of the Jewish community.
Mark and Gillian discuss:
Gillian joined the Board in 2014 as Chief Executive.
She was the Member of Parliament for Lincoln from 1997 to 2010.
Experienced at the heart of Government, Gillian served as a Minister at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department for International Development, Cabinet Office, Transport, as Minister of State for Public Health and as a senior Government whip. She also worked in support of the Holocaust Education Trust and Labour Friends of Israel. Before being elected to Parliament, Gillian had careers in local government & as a senior trade union official in the East Midlands.