Kishwer, Baroness Falkner of Margravine

Chair at Equality and Human Rights Commission


Appointed for four years from 1 December 2020

Kishwer Falkner joined the Commission on 1st December 2020. She also serves as a Member of the House of Lords where she is a Cross Bench member. Additionally she is a member of the Bank of England’s Enforcement Decision Making Committee.

In the Lords, she was Chairwoman of the EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee and a Member of the EU Select Committee from 2015-19.  She was a spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats on Home Affairs, Justice and Foreign Affairs from 2004-2015. She has also served on several parliamentary committees including the Constitution Committee, the Joint Committee on Human Rights; and the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy.

Kishwer was formerly Policy Director at the Liberal Democrats; a political researcher at the Commonwealth Secretariat, and has held Fellowships at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford (2010), and at the Institute of Politics, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2006).

Kishwer’s academic background is in International Relations, obtaining degrees from the London School of Economics and the University of Kent.