Usha Prashar, Baroness Prashar

Usha Kumari Prashar, Baroness Prashar, CBE, PC (born 29 June 1948) is a Cross Bench member of the House of Lords. Since the 1970s, she has served as a director or chairman of a variety of public and private sector organisations. She was appointed as chairman of the Judicial Appointments Commission in September 2005.Born in Kenya, she came to Yorkshire with her father Naurhia Lal Prashar and family in the 1960s.