One of the best known ministers of the Blair and Brown governments, Peter Mandelson has held positions as Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, Northern Ireland Secretary, and Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. He is a former European Trade Commissioner and British First Secretary of State. He was Member of Parliament for Hartlepool and Director of Campaigns and Communications for the Labour Party between 1985 and 1990.
Peter is Co-founder and Chairman of Global Counsel as well as being a Senior Adviser to Lazard and a member of the International Advisory Committee of BlueVoyant, a cyber-security company. He is President of the Great Britain China Centre and Governor and Member of the Council of Management at the Ditchley Foundation. Peter is Chairman of the Design Museum in London and Chancellor of Manchester Metropolitan University.