Minister for Investment, United Kingdom
Lord Grimstone of Boscobel Kt was appointed unpaid Minister for Investment jointly at the Department for International Trade and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy on 18 March 2020.
Before joining government, his career spanned the private and public sectors. His roles have included:
chairman of Barclays Bank plc and Standard Life Aberdeen
lead non-executive on the board of the Ministry of Defence
chairman of financial services body, TheCityUK, from 2012 to 2015
member of HM Treasury’s Financial Services Trade and Investment Board
Lord Grimstone has held board appointments across many sectors and served as one of the UK’s Business Ambassadors.
conducted the Cabinet Office’s triennial review of the Civil Service Commission
conducted the Cabinet Office’s Review of Public Appointments in the UK, which led to the Public Appointments Code
led a taskforce to establish the new Centre for Public Services Leadership
He has a particular interest in UK-China and UK-India relations. He has joined several Prime Ministerial visits, including the annual Economic and Financial Dialogues between the countries. He also chaired TheCityUK China Market Advisory Group.
Lord Grimstone was knighted in 2014 for public service to defence and business.