Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon
Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon includes Cyber & Transport Security, Aviation and International Relations and Trade within his remit of Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport (Minister for Aviation).
The minister’s transport responsibilities include Aviation, International relations & trade, Aviation security, Cyber & Transport security, London transport (including Crossrail & Crossrail 2) and all transport parliamentary business in the House of Lords.
Educated at Rutlish School and London South Bank University (LSBU) as well as the Chartered Institute of Financial Services, Lord Tariq Ahmad has held many positions of importance including Minster for Countering Extremism for the Home Office, Transport Minster – Skills & Aviation Security and Communities & Local Government Minster.
Having started out in Politics as Councillor of Wimbledon Park and Cabinet Member in the London Borough of Merton, Lord Ahmad then served as Government Whip & Lord in Waiting to HM Queen and Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party.
Lord Ahmad had a 20 year career in the City working in banking and finance, including at the NatWest Group where he was a senior manager in corporate banking and financial markets. He was later Vice-President and Marketing Director of Alliance Bernstein and his last role before joining the government was as Strategy and Marketing Director at Sucden Financial.