Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Elizabeth Symons

Elizabeth Symons



Address as

Baroness Symons

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5837


Lords career

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office 1997-99; Minister of State for Defence Procurement, Ministry of Defence 1999-2001; Minister of State for International Trade and Investment, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department of Trade and Industry 2001-03; Government Spokesperson for: Foreign and Commonwealth Office 2001-05, Trade and Industry 2001-05; Deputy Leader of the Lords 2001-05; Minister of State for Middle East, Foreign and Commonwealth Office 2003-05; Opposition Spokesperson for Foreign and Commonwealth Office 2010-11

Party groups

Member, Parliamentary Labour Party Parliamentary Committee 2001-10

Councils, public bodies

Member, Employment Appeal Tribunal 1995-97

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean, of Vernham Dean in the County of Hampshire 1996

Register of Interests

1: Directorships

Chairman, Arab British Chamber of Commerce (registered company)

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

International Consultant, DLA Piper (lawyers)

International Consultant, CCC UK (construction)

International Consultant, Rio Tinto (mining)

International Consultant, Blenheim Capital Services Limited (consulting, advisory and transaction services to governments and corporations)

6: Sponsorship

Secretarial support is provided by DLA Piper

10: Non-financial interests (a)

International Consultant, KSA, a Security Consultancy specialising in advice to governments and corporations on cyber security

10: Non-financial interests (d)

Member of Advisory Board, Middle East Association

Member of Board, British Expertise

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Chairman, Saudi British Joint Business Council

Chairman, British Egyptian Society

Member of Board, British Egyptian Business Council

Member of Council, British Tunisian Business Council

Chairman, Azerbaijan-British Business Council

Chairman, Advisory Council to Board of British American Project