Liz Barker has worked with voluntary organisations and social enterprises for over thirty years and is forever finding new ways for charities and social enterprises to increase their impact and efficiency. Liz joined the Liberal Party in 1979 and, having led a successful pro-choice campaign, got stuck into getting Liberals and Liberal Democrats elected as councillors and MPs and running Liberal Democrat Conferences. Always active behind the scenes. Liz was delighted, and not a little surprised, to be made a member of the House of Lords in 1999. In 2013 Liz came out publicly during the passage of the Same Sex Marriage Bill. Nobody died. Liz speaks on a range of issues including: older people, HIV/AIDS, sustainable development – with special reference to the well-being of women and girls., charities and social enterprise. She is proud to work with a range of LGBT plus organisations and she has been delighted to volunteer with VSO in Africa.