Delyth Morgan’s principal policy areas include safeguarding and child protection, drugs and alcohol, sport and healthy eating.
Delyth Morgan joined the Department from the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, where she was parliamentary under-secretary of state for intellectual property and quality.
Born in London on 30 August 1961, Baroness Morgan was educated at Elliot Comprehensive, London, and then at Putney College of Further Education. She went on to study for a BSc in physiology at Bedford College and University College London, and was president of the London University Union (1985–86).
Delyth Morgan became a peer in 2004 while she was chief executive of Breakthrough Breast Cancer (1996–2005) and before that she was director of communications for the National Asthma Campaign (1992–96). Before this, she held the post of director of the Workplace Nurseries Campaign (1988–92) and was campaigns organiser at Shelter (1986–88).
Other positions she has held include chair of the Childcare Umbrella (1989–92) and member of the Cancer Task Force (2000–05) and the NHS Modernisation Board (2002–05).
Outside politics, Baroness Morgan enjoys walking and listening to music, and has just passed her one star kayak course.
Baroness Morgan is married to Jim Shepherd and they have one daughter. She divides her time between West Wales and north London.