UK Prime-Minister’s Trade Envoy to Turkmenistan
Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne is a Peer of the Realm and a member of the House of Lords where she takes the Conservative Whip. She serves as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Azerbaijan, Iraq, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. She is Vice Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Music Education. Baroness Nicholson was Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party with special responsibility for women from 1983 - 1987. She was elected to the House of Commons in 1987 and 1992. She was appointed to the House of Lords in 1997. She served two terms of office in the European Parliament from 1999 - 2009, followed by membership of the UK Delegation to the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly from 2011 – 2014. Baroness Nicholson is Chairman of the AMAR International Charitable Foundation, President of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC), a Vice President of the Mary Hare School for Deaf Children, Patron of the Caine Prize for African Writing, and Chairman of the Booker Prize for Russian Fiction. She has been awarded seven honorary doctorates and authored two books. She is a Fellow of the RSA Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts, trained initially at the Royal Academy of Music (LRAM, ARCM), is Patron of the British Council Creative Spark Programme and is Honorary High Representative for Romanian Children.