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June 3rd 2016

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Kay Carberry to be Honorary Fellow

Kay Carberrry CBE - Honorary Fellow

The Governing Body of St Hugh’s College have voted to elect to an Honorary Fellowship Kay Carberry CBE.

At their meeting on 18th May 2016, St Hugh’s College’s Governing Body elected Kay Carberry CBE an Honorary Fellowship of the College. This was partly in recognition of her work and outstanding achievements with the Trades Union Congress.  It was also conferred in acknowledgement of her major contributions to employment and discrimination law, equal opportunities and human rights, as well as her work to eradicate low pay.

Kay worked for a number of years with the TUC, recently retiring as the Assistant General Secretary. She was previously the first head of the TUC’s Equal Rights Department. She was responsible for the TUC’s internal management, including finance, human resources and planning. She also oversaw work on a number of public policy issues, including pensions, equality and skills.

During a distinguished career with the TUC, Ms Carberry worked across a range of policy areas and has served on a number of government advisory bodies on equality, education, training and employment. Kay was a member of the Women and Work Commission. She was a Commissioner of the Equal Opportunities Commission and the Equality and Human Rights Commission. She has a particular interest in employment law and discrimination law and chaired both the EHRC’s and EOC’s Legal Committees. She was appointed to the Low Pay Commission in 2012.

Ms Carberry was awarded the CBE for services to employment relations in 2007 and is a Trustee of the People’s History Museum.

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