Lord Clement-Jones is a Consultant of the global law firm DLA Piper where former positions
held include London Managing Partner (2011-16), Head of UK Government Affairs,
Chairman of its China and Middle East Desks, International Business Relations Partner and
Co-Chairman of Global Government Relations.
He is Chair of Ombudsman Services Limited, the not for profit, independent ombudsman
service that provides dispute resolution for the communications, energy, property and
copyright licensing industries. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Airmic (the
Association of Insurance and Risk Managers in Industry and Commerce) and Board Member
of the Corporate Finance Faculty of the ICAEW.
He is a member of the Saudi-Britain Joint Business Council, a Law Society Ambassador to the
City of London and an Icebreaker Fellow and Vice-President of the 48 Group Club, a business
network which promotes links with China.
Tim was Group Company Secretary and Legal Adviser of Kingfisher Plc from 1986-95, where
he coordinated Kingfisher's contribution to the Shopping Hours Reform Campaign which led
to the Sunday Trading Act 1993. Before Kingfisher, Tim held senior legal positions at Grand
Metropolitan, now Diageo plc (Legal Director, Grand Metropolitan Retailing 1984-86) and
London Weekend Television (Head of Legal Services 1980-83) now part of ITV plc.
Tim is a former Non-Executive Chairman of the Context Group (1997-2005), the
environmental strategy and communications consultancy and former Director of Political
Context, the political communications consultancy (1996-99).
Tim was Chairman of the Association of Liberal Lawyers 1982-86 and then of the Liberal
Party from 1986-88 and played a major part in the merger with the Social Democratic Party
to form the Liberal Democrats. He was made CBE for political services in 1988. He was the
Chairman of the Liberal Democrats Finance Committee from 1989-98 and Federal Treasurer
of the Liberal Democrats from 2005-10.
Tim was made a life peer in 1998 and until July 2004 was the Liberal Democrat Health
Spokesman and thereafter until 2010 Liberal Democrat Spokesman on Culture, Media and
Sport, in the House of Lords. He is the Liberal Democrat Spokesman for the Digital Economy
and former Spokesman on the Creative Industries (2015-17).
He is Chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence (2017-18) and a
former member of the Select Committees on Communications (2011-15) and the Built
Environment (2015-16). He is Co-Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial
Intelligence. He is Deputy Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on China and Vice
Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on the UAE, Iraqi-Kurdistan, Ovarian
Cancer, Publishing, Writers and Intellectual Property. Since 2012, he has been the Chair of
Lib Dems in Communications.
He introduced and ensured the passage through the House of Lords of the 2003 Tobacco
Advertising and Sponsorship Act and the Live Music Act 2012.
Education, Charitable and Voluntary
He is President of Ambitious About Autism (formerly Treehouse) an autism education charity
and school for children with autism and other communication disorders and its former
Tim is Chair of the Council of Queen Mary University of London and former Chair of the
Council of the School of Pharmacy, University of London (2008-12) before its merger with
University College London, whereupon he was an external member of the Council of
University College London and Chair of its Audit Committee from 2012-17.
He is a member of the Advisory Board of the College of Medicine and an Honorary Fellow of
the School of Pharmacy, University College London.
Tim is a Council Member of the Heart of the City; Fellow of the Public Relations Consultants
Association and Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations; he is a
Governor of Haileybury and an Ambassador for Barts Charity. He is a former Trustee of the
Barbican Centre Trust (2012-16) and former Chair of Crime Concern (1991-95). Until
its merger with Macmillan Cancer Support in 2008, he was a Trustee of Cancerbackup, the
UK cancer information charity founded by his late wife, Dr Vicky Clement-Jones FRCP.
He is Patron of Attitude is Everything; Music Venue Trust and 2020Health.