Michael John Hastings

Baron Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE (Commander of Order of the British Empire) is the International Director of Corporate Citizenship at KPMG, and was previously the head of Corporate Social Responsibility at the BBC, and is chairman of Crime Concern.

The Crossbench Peer was raised to the peerage as Baron Hastings of Scarisbrick, of Scarisbrick in the County of Lancashire 2005,

Commissioner for Racial Equality 1993-2001; founding member Metropolitan Police Advisory Committee 1995-97; Member Government Social Security Advisory Committee 1993-95

Baron Hastings was previously a Downing Street Policy Unit advisor on race and urban policy, then a BBC and ITV journalist and presenter. Lord Hastings spent 12 years at the BBC where he became the BBC's first head of corporate social responsibility.

He is a board member of Comic Relief, Children in Need, the BBC World Service Trust, the Fame Academy Bursary Fund and member of the BBC Appeals Advisory Committee and the BBC Environment Steering Group. He is a Patron of the Child In Need Institute (CINI) in the UK, and an active supporter of their work to help poor mothers and children in India.

He was nominated as a life peer by the House of Lords Appointments Commission.

A former commissioner for racial equality, he was awarded a CBE (Commander of Order of the British Empire) in 2002. In June 2006 Lord Hastings was appointed as head of Corporate Social Responsibility at KPMG. He served on the House of Lords Communications Committee from 2007-2009. 

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