Tina Stowell

The Rt Hon Baroness Stowell of Beeston MBE

Tina Stowell is a Conservative peer and Chairman of the House of Lords’ Communications & Digital Select Committee. She is a former Cabinet Minister, was Leader of the House of Lords until July 2016, and was Chair of the Charity Commission from 2018 to 2021. 

Before joining the House of Lords soon after the 2010 General Election, she spent nine years at the BBC where she was latterly Head of Corporate Affairs. Before that she ran William Hague’s office when he was Leader of the Opposition. As a civil servant she worked at the Ministry of Defence in Whitehall, the British Embassy in Washington, and in the Downing Street Press Office when John Major was Prime Minister.  She sits on the Boards of ABTA, the travel sector trade body, and Impellam Group plc, a multinational staffing and managed services business.  

Tina was born and brought up in Beeston, just outside of Nottingham.  After leaving school at 16 she attended the local FE college and then moved to London aged 18 to join the civil service as a secretary.