The Rt Hon. Dame Andrea Leadsom DBE has been the Conservative MP for South Northamptonshire since 2010, prior to which she worked in the banking and finance industry for twenty-five years. Alongside her business and political career, Andrea has been founder, chairman and trustee of a number of early years charities since 1998.
Between 2014 and 2020, Andrea served in government as Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Minister of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Leader of the House of Commons and Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
She is currently serving as the government’s early years healthy development adviser, chairing the cross-Whitehall Start for Life Unit to implement policies around the 1,001 critical days.