Member, House of Lords Co-Chair, All Party Parliamentary Group on Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion
After working as actor in theatre and television, Lola entered academia and became professor of Cultural Studies at Middlesex University along with working as writer, cultural critic, public speaker and broadcaster. Shortly after leaving her role as Head of Culture at the GLA, Lola was appointed an Independent Crossbench member of the House of Lords, taking the title Baroness Young of Hornsey.
Lola has sat on the Boards of several national organisations including the South Bank Centre, the Royal National Theatre, Somerset House Cultural Hub and The National Archives, and has just completed a second term as a Commissioner at Historic England (formerly English Heritage). Lola founded and co-chairs the APPG on Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion, and the APPG on Sport, Modern Slavery and Human Rights.
Currently, a non-executive director of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Lola is Chancellor of the University of Nottingham and actively involved in campaigning for ethical, sustainable and inclusive practices on the fashion, sport and other business sectors.