December 8, 2010
Child Poverty Action Group has today at its Annual General Meeting announced the appointment of Professor Ruth Lister as the Honorary President of the Group.
Following the death of Professor Peter Townsend in 2009, the position of President has remained unfilled until today partly as a matter of respect.
Professor Ruth Lister is a former Director of Child Poverty Action Group, Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at Loughborough University and will soon be introduced to the House of Lords.
The Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, Alison Garnham, said: