Entrepreneurs, IP & the Single Market
Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG was appointed 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 on 13 May 2015.
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 and was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and Minister for Intellectual Property on 14 July 2014. As government spokesman in the House of Lords for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, she was responsible for the Consumer Rights Act and the Small Business, Education and Employment Act. She also represented the UK in the Competitiveness Council.
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 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.
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