Cherie Blair

Born:September 23, 1954 (age 69)
Career:Chancellor of the Asian University for Women, 2011- present
Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University, 1999-2006
Spouse of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, 1997-2007
Party:Labour Party
Education:London School of Economics

Cherie Blair is a barrister and is married to former British prime minister Tony Blair.

Blair was born in Bury, England, on September 23, 1954, but moved when very young to Liverpool, where she grew up. Blair studied law at the London School of Economics. Called to the Bar in 1976, she became a Queens Counsel in 1995 and is a founder member of Matrix Chambers.

In 2008, Blair set up her charity, the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. She is also the founder and chair of Founder and Chair of Omnia Strategy LLP. In 2011, Blair was appointed the chancellor of the Asian University for Women.

Blair is closely involved with over 20 charities with a special emphasis on those working with women. She is honorary vice president of Barnados, president of the Loomba Foundation.

Blair has also published an autobiography, "Speaking for Myself" (2008).


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