The following junior ministerial appointments have been made by Prime Minister May to the UK government’s Dept for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; –
- Nick Hurd, Minister of State
- Baroness Neville-Rolfe, Minister of State
- Margot James, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
Ministerial portfolios have not yet been announced. They report directly to the Cabinet-level Secretary of State, Greg Clark, who was appointed last week.
Nick Hurd is MP for Ruislip (near London) and was previously Under-Secretary in the Dept for International Development.
Baroness (Lucy) Neville-Rolfe joined the House of Lords as a Conservative Peer in October 2013 and served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
An Oxford graduate, she was formerly a career civil servant in the Cabinet Office, the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit and the Ministry of Agriculture until 1997, when she became a Director at Tesco supermarkets.
Margot James, MP for Stourbridge, was appointed as assistant government whip in May last year. Prior to entering parliament, she worked in sales and marketing for her father’s business in Birmingham. In 1986 she co-founded Shire Health Group, a public relations and clinical trials organisation which was sold in 2004.