Non-executive board member

Douglas Carswell


Douglas Carswell was appointed as a non-executive board member of the Department for International Trade in November 2020.

He served as Member of Parliament for Clacton from 2005 to 2017, during which time he was a member of the Public Accounts Committee.

Douglas is:

  • a visiting fellow, at the John Locke Institute
  • a director of The Good Governance Project, which undertakes research into the process of public administration, and publishes proposals for meaningful reform
  • on the steering group of the Commission for Smart Government, an independent initiative to consider how to make public administrative more effective

He was formerly a founding director of Vote Leave, and prior to politics worked for one of the world’s leading investment management companies.

Non-executive board member

Department for International Trade