Professor Alison Wolf CBE (1967, PPE) has been made a Crossbench life peer by the Queen.
Nominations for Crossbench peerages are made by the prime minister in recognition of a life of exceptional public service. Professor Wolf is the Sir Roy Griffiths Professor of Public Sector Management at King’s College London.
As an economist, Professor Wolf is particularly focused on the labour market, and its relationship to education (notably vocational education) and to gender issues. She has been a specialist advisor to the House of Commons Select Committee on Education & Skills and writes regularly in the national press, as well as presenting for Analysis on BBC Radio 4.
She has advised international organisations such as the OECD and ministries of education in countries around the world. In March 2011 she completed the Wolf Review of Vocational Education for the Secretary of State for Education. Her most recent book, The XX Factor: How Working Women Are Creating A New Society, was published by Profile Books in 2013.
Professor Wolf was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2012 Birthday Honours for services to education.