The Earl of Courtown was Deputy Chief Whip (Captain of The Queen’s Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard ) between July 2016 and July 2019.
He was educated at Eton College, the Berkshire College of Agriculture and at the Royal Agricultural College.
The Earl of Courtown first entered the House of Lords in July 1979 and was elected as an excepted hereditary Peer following the reforms of 1999. Before joining the government he served as a Conservative Party Whip and was a member of the Digital Skills Committee.
He served as a Government Whip and Lord in Waiting from May 2015 until July 2016.
Career outside politics
Alongside his Parliamentary duties the Earl of Courtown has worked as a land agent in Gloucester and Shrewsbury.
The Earl of Courtown is married with a son and 2 daughters.