Chairman, Global Counsel. Formerly Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and European Trade Commissioner
Life Peer, House of Lords; Chairman, Global Counsel Ltd, London; Chair, Board of Trustees, Design Museum; Chancellor, Manchester Metropolitan University.
Formerly: First Secretary of State, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and Lord President of the Council (2009-10); Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (2008-09); Commissioner for Trade, European Commission, Brussels (2004-08); Member of Parliament (Labour) for Hartlepool (1992-2004); Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1999-2001); Secretary of State for Trade & Industry (1998); Minister without Portfolio, Cabinet Office (1997-98).
A Governor (2019-) and Member of the Council of Management (2019-), The Ditchley Foundation.