Jonathan Marland

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BornJonathan Peter Marland
14 August 1956

Jonathan Peter Marland, Baron Marland (born 14 August 1956) is a British businessman and politician, having served as Prime Minister's Trade Envoy, Minister for Energy and Climate Change and Business, Innovation and Skills, and Treasurer of the Conservative Party.[1] He was awarded a life peerage on 8 June 2006 as Baron Marland of Odstock in the County of Wiltshire.[2] In December 2015, he was awarded the Order of Merit of Malta.[3]

Political career

Government posts

In 2010, Marland was made a Minister at the Department of Energy and Climate Change,[4] serving on Her Majesty's Government frontbench.

In May 2011 he was appointed as the Chairman of the British Business Ambassadors by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)[5]

In 2012, Marland was made a Minister for Intellectual property in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

He was the Prime Minister's Trade Envoy between 2013 - 2014.

Party and parliamentary roles

In 2003, Marland was appointed as Treasurer to the Conservative Party, fulfilling the role until 2007, and subsequently became a key part of the team which saw the election of Boris Johnson as Mayor of London.

A Conservative, Marland was the Parliamentary Candidate for the target seat of Somerton and Frome at the UK General Election 2001, coming second to the incumbent Liberal Democrat MP, David Heath.

Opposition posts

In 2009, Marland was made an opposition Whip in the House of Lords, as well as an opposition spokesman for the Cabinet Office, and the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

Red Tape Initiative

Lord Marland is a Board Member of the Red Tape Initiative.[6]


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