Baroness Gloria Hooper has had a remarkable and diverse career in international law, politics and as a patron of the arts and social causes in both the United Kingdom and abroad.
Elected to the House of Lords in 1985, Baroness Hooper has been Deputy Speaker and Deputy Chairman of Committees in the Lords. Between 1999 and 2001, she served as a Parliamentary Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary, William Hague, MP, and as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Departments of Health (1989-92), Energy (1988-89) and Education (1987-88). Before entering the British Parliament, Baroness Hooper was a member of the European Parliament, at which time she was also a Partner at Taylor & Humbert LLP.
Outside Parliament, Baroness Hooper serves as Governor of the Centre for Global Energy Studies and as Vice-President of Canning House, an organization that seeks to stimulate understanding and engagement between Britain and the Spanish-speaking world. In recent years, Baroness Hooper has also worked on the Inter-Parliamentary Union and Parliamentary Delegation to the Council of Europe.
Baroness Hooper received a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Southampton and was a Rotary Foundation Fellow at the Universidad Central del Ecuador.