Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone

Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone, Virginia Bottomley, Conservative Peer


Office: House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW Tel: 020 7219 5060 Email:


During her parliamentary career Virgnia Bottomley was the PPS: to Chris Patten as Minister of State: Department of Education and Science 1985-86, Overseas Development Administration 1986-87, to Sir Geoffrey Howe as Foreign Secretary 1987-88; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Environment 1988-89; Minister of State, Department of Health 1989-92; Secretary of State for: Health 1992-95, National Heritage (now Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport)1995-97.She was appointed a Life Peer in 2005.

Currently Baroness Bottomley is a Director of International Resources Group Ltd, trading as Odgers Berndtson, where she chairs the Board and CEO practice. She is also a Non-Executive Director of BUPA, a member of the Supervisory Board of Akzo Nobel NV (retiring 1 May 2012) and Member of the International Advisory Board of Chugai Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. In addition, she is Chancellor of the University of Hull, Pro Chancellor of the University of Surrey, a Governor of the London School of Economics and a Trustee of The Economist Newspaper.