Lord Fox, Chris Fox

politician, scientist, engineer, Liberal Democrat peer

Chris Fox became a peer in 2014, he also leads for the Liberal Democrats on Business and Industrial Strategy. 

He sat on the Science and Technology Select Committee and then the Economic Affairs Committee for four years. He is now a member of the International Agreements Committee.

Chris is also Vice President of the German British Chamber of Industry and Commerce, and an Executive member of the British American Parliamentary Group

Between 2009 and 2011 he was Chief Executive of the Liberal Democrats.

He has served on the senior executive teams of three FTSE 100 companies, latterly between 2012 and 2017 on the executive board of global aerospace and automotive company GKN plc.

Originally a scientist, Chris went to Imperial College, gaining a BSc in Chemistry. On graduation, he worked as a petroleum industry engineer. Following a year in the nuclear industry, in December 1998 he joined food ingredients manufacturer Tate & Lyle PLC where he served for nearly seven years. After this he was Director of Group Communications with diversified engineer Smiths Group.