Baroness Ilora Finlay
Baroness Ilora Finlay, a leading palliative care physician, is president of the British Medical Association (2014–15), president of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, and a past president of the Royal Society of Medicine. She has led palliative care strategy implementation in Wales since 2008 and chaired the Welsh Medical and Dental Academic Advisory Board since 2012. Finlay was a general practitioner in inner-city Glasgow before returning to Cardiff to work full-time in the care of the terminally ill. She works at the Velindre Cancer Center, covering SE Wales when clinically on call. Finlay started the Marie Curie Hospice in Wales and, since 2008, has had responsibility on behalf of the Welsh Government for strategic oversight of all hospice and palliative care services in Wales. Since 2001, Finlay has been an independent crossbench peer in the House of Lords.