Lord Harrington

Lord Harrington

Lord Harrington of Watford is a British politician and businessman. He published a report on Foreign Direct Investment into the UK for HM Treasury in November 2023.

He was appointed to the Lords in 2022, becoming a joint Minister of State at the Home Office and DLUHC with responsibility for the resettlement of Ukrainian Refugees.  

Richard retired as MP for Watford in 2019. As an MP he held a number of Ministerial roles including as Business and Industry Minister and Pensions Minister.  

Prior to being elected, Richard built a substantial business career in hotels and leisure as well as wealth management, property and investing in start ups.  

He is on the Board of Nesta, a large not-for-profit that invests in companies with a social purpose.