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The Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG

Member, European Union Committee
Former Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS); Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) (Confirmed)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 17 July 2016, where she served until June 2017. She previously served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, jointly with the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and Minister for Intellectual Property from May 2015 until July 2016. She currently sits in the European Union Committee and until last year she was the UK Minister in charge of data protection. Until 1997 she was a senior civil servant in the Cabinet Office, the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. She was awarded her CMG for her time on the FCO Board and her DBE for services to industry and the voluntary sector. She has also served on the boards of ITV, PwC and Metro AG and the China Britain Business Council and was Chairman of Dobbies Garden Centres Plc. She was also President of EuroCommerce, the EU trade association, between 2012 and 2014. Lucy was convent educated and studied philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) at Somerville College Oxford. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries. She joined the House of Lords as a Conservative Peer in October 2013.

Opening remarks delivered by the Chair.