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. She ran William Hague’s office when he was Leader of the Opposition until 2001, and amongst other former roles, was personal assistant to the legendary interviewer Sir David Frost. As a civil servant from the mid-1980s until 1996 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 is a Social Mobility Commissioner and a Non-Executive Director of Impellam Group plc, a multinational managed services business and specialist in STEM staffing solutions.