Baroness Vere: New DfT Roads Minister

Baroness Vere has been appointed as the new Roads Minister at the Department for Transport. Her responsibilities include Roads and Freight – so she is a key Government contact for our industry.

Lady Vere studied Biochemical engineering at University College London before going into a career in investment banking.

Before entering politics, Charlotte Vere spent 4 years as the Executive Director of the Girls’ Schools Association, including 6 months as the General Secretary of the Independent Schools Council.

Prior to that she was the CEO of Big White Wall, an online mental health service, and Finance Director at Recruit Media, a digital recruitment agency.

She became a peer as Baroness Vere of Norbiton in 2016 and she served as a Government whip in the House of Lords.

As Under parliamentary under secretary of state for Transport her key responsibilities are:
Roads security freight (excluding EU Exit and rail)
Taxis and buses
Light rail
Community transport
All Lords business

This corrects an earlier Government announcement reported by RoadwayLive that Chris Heaton Harris was Roads Minister – the DfT has now updated this information.