Minister for Communications, Technology and Broadcasting (jointly with DCMS)
Responsible for communications and content industries including Digital Britain, electronics and IT services, creative industries.
Stephen A. Carter is the Minister for Communications, Technology & Broadcasting - a role he holds jointly between the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (and previously in the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) and the Department for Culture Media and Sport, and a member of the Prime Minister’s National Economic Council.
Previously Stephen was the Group Chief Executive of Brunswick Group LLP, and prior to that he was the founding Chief Executive of the Communications Regulator Ofcom – 2003 / 2007, Managing Director of NTL UK & Ireland – 2000 / 2003, and Managing Director & Chief Executive of J. Walter Thompson UK Limited – 1992 / 2000.
He is a law graduate from Aberdeen University, and also completed the Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Programme (A.M.P.152) in 1997.
He is a Past Chairman of the Marketing Group of Great Britain, and has served on the Board of a number of companies. Currently he is also the Chairman of the Board of Governors at the Ashridge Business School, a Vice President of UNICEF UK, and a Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Stephen was awarded a CBE in the 2006 Honours list for services to the Communications Industry, and was made a Life Peer on his appointment as a Government Minister.