|Monarch Elizabeth II|
Political party Conservative
Prime Minister David Cameron
Name Joan Baroness
|Preceded by Barbara Follett|
Role Political leader
Full Name Joan Spark
Party Conservative Party
|Succeeded by Baroness Stowell of Beeston|
Spouse(s) Iain Hanham (2002–2011)
Joan Brownlow Hanham, Baroness Hanham, CBE (born 23 September 1939) (née Spark) is a Conservative member of the House of Lords.
She was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government from 2010 to 2013, and was leader of the Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council from 1989. She was succeeded by Cllr Merrick Cockell, who became leader in April 2000.
She was made a Life peer as Baroness Hanham, of Kensington in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on 15 July 1999. In the same year, Hanham was a candidate for the re-run Conservative nomination to be Mayor of London, losing to Steve Norris.
National Health Service
Her late husband Cllr Dr Iain Hanham was a respected oncologist and also a member of the Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council from 2002 until his death in 2011.
Hanham was Chairman of St. Mary's Hospital NHS Trust from 2000 to 2007 and of Westminster Primary Care Trust. She became a Freeman of the City of London in 1984 and became a CBE in 1997. She was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Communities and Local Government from 2010 until 2013. She was awarded the Freedom of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on 19 January 2011
In January 2014 she was appointed as the interim chair of health sector regulator Monitor.