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Speaker Profile: Rt Hon Baroness Northover

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Rt Hon Baroness (Lindsay) Northover is a member of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Environment and Climate Change. She is on the Board of Pensana plc, which sources critical minerals for processing in the UK for electric vehicles and wind turbines. She chairs Pensana’s ESG (environment, social and governance) committee. She was Minister for Africa in the Department for International Development (2014-15), and the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Angola and Zambia (2016-2020). She was the Liberal Democrats’ House of Lords Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs (2016-2021). She is an Honorary Associate Professor at the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College, and is on the Council of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her first degree is from Oxford University, and she gained an MA and PhD in the USA.