Baroness Neville-Rolfe leaves BEIS

Baroness Neville-Rolfe has left her position as Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The surprise governmental shuffle has seen her moved to the […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

Baroness Neville-Rolfe has left her position as Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

The surprise governmental shuffle has seen her moved to the Treasury, to be replaced by Lord Prior of Brampton from the Department of Health.

The Baroness has left the role just five months after joining the department in July, shortly after the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) was scrapped.

Her responsibilities included covering energy, intellectual property and the EU single market, as well as leading on BEIS issues in the House of Lords.

During this time she has been praised by green groups, who welcomed her commitment to the UK’s efforts to tackle climate change.

Her successor was previously a member of the Commons Select Committee for Trade and Industry and has worked in diverse roles across the private sector, including as Commercial Director at British Steel.