The Viscountess Hailsham
| Member of the House of Lords |
3 February 1995
Sarah Elizabeth Mary Boyd-Carpenter
14 May 1946
|Political party|| Conservative (Before 1995)|
|Spouse(s)||Douglas Hogg, 3rd Viscount Hailsham|
|Alma mater||Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford|
Sarah Hogg, Baroness Hogg (born 14 May 1946),through marriage the Viscountess Hailsham, is an English economist and journalist. She was the first woman to chair a FTSE 100 company.
She was born as Sarah Elizabeth Mary Boyd-Carpenter, her father being John Boyd-Carpenter, Baron Boyd-Carpenter, a former Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster-General. She attended the Roman Catholic girls' boarding school St Mary's School Ascot. Later she attended Lady Margaret Hall at the University of Oxford where she read Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE).While at Oxford University, she edited Cherwell , the student newspaper.
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She was an economics editor for The Independent newspaper. She was also an early presenter of Channel 4 News , but her voice, with its uncertainty of pitch, was felt by many viewers to be a distraction.At this time she portrayed Margaret Thatcher in a television docudrama of negotiations between the UK and Irish governments.
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Hogg is married to the Douglas Hogg, 3rd Viscount Hailsham and together they have two children:
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Baroness Hogg, Chairman, Financial Reporting Council, 67
Hogg became chairman of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) in May, bringing to bear more than two decades among London's top business figureheads, from serving her time as governor of the BBC, chairing private equity group 3i and serving on the boards of P&O, Bg group and Banco Santander, punctuated by a stint in John Major's policy unit.
Sarah Hogg, 64, grew up immersed in Conservative politics. Her father was Lord Boyd-Carpenter, a Tory Treasury minister, and she married Douglas Hogg, an MP until this year, who gained fame for claiming the expense of cleaning his moat. Her husband was Agriculture minister in John Major's cabinet while she headed the Downing Street policy unit.
She became Viscountess Hailsham when her father-in-law, the Tory Lord Chancellor, Quintin Hogg, died in 2001 but had already been made a baroness in her own right in 1995, bringing her into the House of Lords.
The Independent's former economics editor and Channel 4 News presenter now chairs the Frontier Economics consultancy besides heading the FRC and sitting on the BG gas group board. Lady Hogg has also been a BBC governor, chairman of investment group 3i, and a director of P&O, Carnival and GKN.