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Baroness Rennie Fritchie DBE

Baroness Fritchie DBE is an Independent Crossbench Peer, Chair of the 2gether NHS Trust for Gloucestershire until 31 December 2012, a consultant on strategy and leadership working out of Mainstream Development, a non-executive director of UKSBS and Chancellor for the University of Gloucestershire.  Having joined as Chair of Nominet in 2010, Rennie was reappointed following a member vote in 2013.  She chairs the Development Working Group, the International Working Group and the Nominations Committee, and serves on the Remuneration Committee.She was Chair of the Web Science Research Initiative at Southampton University and MIT until 2009 and is a former Pro Chancellor and Chair of Council at Southampton University.Baroness Fritchie served as Vice Chair of Stroud and Swindon Building Society until 2008. In 1999, she was appointed Commissioner for Public Appointments and a Civil Service Commissioner, a post she held for seven years.She is the holder of seven Honorary Degrees from the Universities of Southampton, York, Oxford Brookes, St Andrews, The Open University, Hull University and Queen’s University, Belfast. She is also a Fellow of the University of Gloucestershire, City & Guilds London, The Chartered Institute for Public Finance and the Sunningdale Institute, part of the National School of Government. She was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1996 and a life peer in 2005.