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Lord Marland

Parliamentary Secretary for Business, Innovation and Skills

Portfolio

  • Intellectual property (including the IPO)
  • Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill
  • Support for Minister for Trade and Investment on trade promotion
  • Undertake Trade Missions as part of the overall trade promotion strategy as agreed with the Minister of State for Trade and Investment
  • Chair of the Business Ambassadors Group
  • Chair of the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoys Network

Biography

Lord Jonathan Marland was awarded a life peerage in 2006 as Baron Marland of Odstock.

He is the Chairman of UK Trade and Investment’s Business Ambassadors' Group.

Outside of politics, Lord Marland was one of the founding directors of Jardine Lloyd Thomson plc, a multinational insurance business and also founded the Jubilee insurance company at Lloyd's of London.

He led the acquisitions of Hunter Wellington Boots, Insurance Capital Partners, Janspeed Performance Ltd and Wisden Cricketer Magazine. He is Chairman of Tickets for Troops and the Churchill Society Trustee of Peggy Guggenheim (UK), and Atlantic Partnerships.

Born in 1956 and educated at Shrewsbury School, Lord Marland is married to Penny, a Probation Officer, and they have four children together.