Baroness Ilora Finlay is Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Velindre Cancer Centre and Honorary Professor of Palliative Medicine, Cardiff University. She established the Marie Curie Hospice in 1987 and the Diploma/MSc in Palliative Medicine in 1989 and was lead for Palliative Care in Wales 2008-2017. In 2010 she founded the think-tank Living and Dying Well.

Ilora became a life-Peer in 2001 in the House of Lords and a Deputy Speaker since 2018. She has chaired the National Mental Capacity Forum (England and Wales) for Ministry of Justice since 2015.    

Ilora is President of the Chartered Society for Physiotherapy, President of Attend; Vice President of Hospice UK and of Marie Curie Care. She is a past-President of BMA, RSM and Association for Palliative Medicine, and an elected member of BMA Ethics Committee and Bevan Commissioner in Wales. She is also currently Chair of the Alcohol Harms Commission.