She was born in Paddington and educated at Southwark Technical College and the Salvation Army Training College. She worked for National Westminster Bank 1972–1976, for the Salvation Army 1978–83 and for Tunbridge Wells Chamber of Commerce 1983–84. She joined Tomorrow's People Trust, a charity working with unemployed people, in 1984. She held various roles there, rising through the ranks to become Chief Executive in 2005. The UK Charity Awards 2005 named her Charity Principal of the Year. She was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for East Sussex in 2007 and an OBE in 2008. On 12 July 2010 she was created a life peer as Baroness Stedman-Scott, of Rolvenden in the County of Kent. She is also a Trustee of New Devon Opera and New Philanthropy Capital.
She entered into a civil partnership with Gabrielle Joy Stedman-Scott in 2006.
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