Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Baroness Vere of Norbiton

Biography

Baroness Vere of Norbiton was appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport on 23 April 2019. She was previously a Government Whip (Baroness in Waiting) from 21 December 2016 to 26 July 2019.

Career outside politics

Before entering politics, Charlotte spent 4 years as the Executive Director of the Girls’ Schools Association, including 6 months as the General Secretary of the Independent Schools Council. Prior to that she was the CEO of Big White Wall, an online mental health service, and Finance Director at Recruit Media, a digital recruitment agency. Her early career was spent in investment banking.

Education

Charlotte studied Biochemical Engineering at University College London (BSc Eng) and completed a MBA at The Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Baroness Vere has responsibility for:

  • roads and motoring
  • buses and taxis
  • devolution
  • housing
  • light rail

More about this role

Department for Transport

Previous roles in government

  1. Baroness in Waiting (Government Whip)

Announcements

  1. Government to improve road journeys across the country with £93 million investment and cutting-edge transport tech
  2. £17 million to make journeys in West Sussex quicker and greener
  3. New powers for the police to enforce drone laws
  4. Annual accounts for the Dartford Thurrock Crossing and Severn River Crossing
  5. Passengers to plan journeys down to the minute as big data revitalises country’s bus use
  6. Rail Vehicle Accessibility: Metro systems
  7. New A14 bypass to open a year early
  8. Ministers highlight vital projects around the country as government drives infrastructure revolution
  9. New funding for academic innovations in aviation security
  10. Revised road closure guidance to boost children's outdoor play