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Baroness Neville-Rolfe

Honorary Fellow
DBE, MA Oxf

Biography

Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 17 July 2016.

Education

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.

Political career

She joined the House of Lords as a Conservative Peer in October 2013 and served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (jointly with the Department of Culture, Media and Sport) and Minister for Intellectual Property from May 2015 until July 2016.

Career outside politics

Lucy worked at Tesco Plc from 1997 to 2013 and was an executive director on the main Board from 2006.

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.

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.

Minister of State

The Minister of State will support the work of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

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