Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport


The minister’s transport responsibilities are:

  • aviation
  • international relations and trade
  • Europe
  • aviation security
  • cyber & transport security
  • London (including Crossrail & Crossrail 2)
  • corporate & better regulation
  • all transport parliamentary business in the House of Lords

Current role holder: Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon

Lord Ahmad was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport (Minister for Aviation) in July 2016.


He was educated at Rutlish School and London South Bank University (LSBU) as well as the Chartered Institute of Financial Services.

Political career

  • Minster for Countering Extremism – Home Office (2015-16)
  • Transport Minster – Skills & Aviation Security (2015-2016)
  • Communities & Local Government Minster (2014-2015)
  • Government Whip and Lord in Waiting to HM Queen (2012-2014)
  • Vice-Chairman (national) of the Conservative Party (2008 and 2010)
  • Councillor (Wimbledon Park) and Cabinet Member in the London Borough of Merton between 2002 and 2012

Career outside politics

Lord Ahmad had a 20 year career in the City working in banking and finance, including at the NatWest Group where he was a senior manager in corporate banking and financial markets. He was later Vice-President and Marketing Director of Alliance Bernstein and his last role before joining the government was as Strategy and Marketing Director at Sucden Financial.

Personal life

Lord Ahmad is married and has a daughter and 2 sons.


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