Lucy Neville-Rolfe

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Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe. Source:Wikicommons
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Lucy Neville-Rolfe (Baroness Neville-Rolfe) is a British peer who serves as a joint parliamentary under-secretary of state at the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport (since 13 May 2015) and at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (since July 2014). [1]

She was appointed minister for intellectual property after May 2015.


Neville-Rolfe became a Conservative peer in the House of Lords on 10 September 2013.[2]

Revolving door

Neville-Rolfe is a former advisory board member of Big Four accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers and of Tesco; She reportedly resigned from all paid posts when she became a minister in July 2014.[3]

Private sector

After leaving the government in 1997, as the Blair government came in, Neville-Rolfe began working at Tesco. She retired in 2013 from her role as corporate and legal affairs director.[4][5]

Neville-Rolfe was part of a team which took control of Tesco's rapid growth both in the UK and globally.[4]

Public life roles


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While at BIS Neville-Rolfe had responsibility for strategic relations with chemicals firms Ineos, BASF, Johnson Matthey, SABIC and ICT firms Imagination Technologies and ARM. [6]

She has held board roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Notes and references

  1. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and Minister for Intellectual Property Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG, GOV.UK, accessed 17 September 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Baroness-Neville-Rolfe Parliament.UK, accessed 22 December 2014
  3. Politics and Business in the House of Lords Parliament.UK, accessed 22 December 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 Alex Lawson Analysis: Lucy Neville-Rolfe says farewell to Tesco Retail Week, 11 January 2013, accessed 23 December 2014
  5. Another Tesco boss leaves - this time it's Dame Lucy Neville-Rolfe Independent, 27 June 2012, accessed 23 December 2014
  6. HM Government Strategic Relations