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Former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Science and Innovation
Lord Sainsbury of Turville left the DTI on 10 November 2006.
Lord Sainsbury was first appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Science and Innovation in July 1998, with responsibility for the Office of Science and Technology, Research Councils and space matters.
Chairman of J Sainsbury plc until July 1998. Finance Director of J Sainsbury plc from 1973 to 1990 and Deputy Chairman from 1988 to 1992.
David Sainsbury became Lord Sainsbury of Turville in October 1997.
Chairman of the Governing Body of the London Business School from 1991 to 1998. Received the Award for Distinguished Leadership in Business from Columbia Business School in 1990. Member of the Committee of Review of the Post Office (Carter Committee) from 1975 to 1977; member of the Dockland Joint Committee from 1978 to 1981; member of the IPPR Commission on Public Policy and British Business from 1995 to 1997.
After reading History and Psychology at King's College, Cambridge, Lord Sainsbury went on to receive an MBA (Master of Business Administration) at the Columbia Graduate School of Business in New York.
Author of a Fabian pamphlet, 'Government and Industry: A New Partnership'; co-author with Christopher Smallwood of 'Wealth Creation and Jobs', published by the Public Policy Centre.
Speeches prior to April 2006