The Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP

Biography

The Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom was Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy from 24 July 2019 to 13 February 2020. She was Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons from June 2017 to May 2019. She was elected as Conservative MP for South Northamptonshire in 2010.

Education

After attending Tonbridge Girls Grammar School in Kent, Andrea went on to read political science at Warwick University.

Political career

Andrea served on the Treasury Select Committee from July 2010 until May 2014 and on the Public Accounts Committee from May 2014 until March 2015. She then served as Economic Secretary to the Treasury from April 2014 until May 2015 and Minister of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change from May 2015 until July 2016. Andrea also served as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from July 2016 until June 2017.

Career outside politics

Andrea worked in the banking and finance industry for 25 years, most recently as Head of Corporate Governance and Senior Investment Officer at Invesco Perpetual, one of the UK’s largest retail fund managers.

Personal life

Andrea is married to Ben and has three children.

Previous roles in government

  1. Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  2. Lord President of the Council
  3. Leader of the House of Commons
  4. Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  5. Minister of State
  6. Economic Secretary to the Treasury

Announcements

  1. State of UK competition report: commission to the CMA
  2. Government convenes latest Honda Swindon Taskforce
  3. Third of FTSE 100 board members now women, but Business Secretary says more needs to be done
  4. New protections for thousands of consumers on heat networks
  5. PM launches UN Climate Summit in the UK
  6. Andrea Leadsom addresses businesses at the Institute of Directors
  7. Boost for UK science with unlimited visa offer to world's brightest and best
  8. Lets build on the stability that business needs
  9. UK set to introduce ‘Jack’s Law’ – new legal right to paid parental bereavement leave
  10. Over a third of British households miss out on bill savings by not changing home energy use