Baroness Tina Stowell

Peer & Former Chair, The Charity Commission


Tina Stowell is a Conservative peer. She is a former Cabinet Minister and was Leader of the House of Lords until July 2016. Before joining the House of Lords in 2011, when the Coalition Government was formed, she spent nine years at the BBC where she was latterly Head of Corporate Affairs. Before that she ran William Hague’s office when he was Leader of the Opposition. As a civil servant she worked at the Ministry of Defence in Whitehall, the British Embassy in Washington, and in the Downing Street Press Office when John Major as Prime Minister. She was Chair of the Charity Commission from March 2018 until February 2021 and currently sits on the Boards of ABTA, the travel body, and Impellam plc, a staffing and managed services business.

Tina was born and brought up in Beeston, just outside of Nottingham. After leaving school at 16 she attended the local FE college and then moved to London aged 18 to join the civil service as a secretary.