2021 ‘Big Thinkers in Tourism’ with The Rt. Hon. the Lord McLoughlin, Chair of BTA. Online.

27/01/2021 12:30 pm

For the first of our ‘Big Thinkers in Tourism’ sessions in 2021, the Rt. Hon. the Lord McLoughlin CH will be joining us at 12:30 on Wednesday 27 January. Free to members.

Patrick McLoughlin has had a very interesting and varied career and is currently the Chairman of the British Tourist Authority (BTA) after being appointed on the 1 June 2020 by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport for a three year period. The session should be fascinating.

Patrick was born in Staffordshire in 1957. After leaving comprehensive school at 16, he worked in the catering and agriculture sectors for some time before following his father and grandfather underground. He became a member of the National Union of Mineworkers working through the 1983-4 miners’ strike. He has considerable experience in local and national politics as a councillor on Cannock Chase District and Staffordshire County Councils.

Patrick was the Conservative MP for Derbyshire Dales from 1986 to 2019.

He has served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Departments of Transport, Employment, and Trade and Industry. In 1995 he became Whip, Opposition Chief Whip from 2005 – 2010, Government Chief Whip from 2010-2012, Secretary of State for Transport from 2012 – 2016, Chairman of the Conservative Party and Chancellor to the Duchy of Lancaster from 2016 – 2018. And from 2018 – 2019 Patrick was a Member of the Parliament Restoration Board and a Member of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee.

In 2016, Patrick was knighted in David Cameron’s resignation honours list. In 2019, he was made a Companion of Honour, in Theresa May’s resignation honours list.

Date: 27/01/2021 12:30 pm