House of Lords
Lord Tariq Ahmad Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon is Conservative Peer and joined the Government as a Whip and front bench spokesman covering 3 departments – International Development, Ministry of Justice and Communities & Local Government in September 2012. Introduced to the House of Lords on 19 January 2011, as The Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon recognising his services to business, community and politics. A business graduate and Associate of the Chartered Institute of Financial services, he brings to Parliament extensive experience of the financial services sector and the City spanning over 20 years. Joining NatWest in 1991, he spent almost 10 years with the Group in corporate banking and strategic roles before joining the US funds and investment house, Alliance Bernstein. He then served as Marketing and Strategy Director at a leading commodities firm, Sucden Financial as member of executive team between 2004-2012.
He has been a member of the Conservative Party for 20 years and has served in various roles at both a local and national level for the Party, as well as in an elected capacity as a councillor in Wimbledon between 2002-2012. He held Cabinet level positions in the London Borough of Merton and was Deputy Chairman of the London Councils influential Transport and Environment Committee (2006-2008) and he also was the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Croydon North in 2005. He was appointed Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party in 2008 with specific responsibility for Cities and Communities and served in this position until 2010. He has been extensively involved in international affairs since entering Parliament and served as Vice Chairman of several All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPG). These included the APPG’s on Indonesia, The Commonwealth and Faith & Society. He is also Vice Chairman of Parliamentary Space Committee and the Parliamentary Chairman of the Conservative Friends of Pakistan. Lord Ahmad is married to Saddiqa and they have two children, Shaista aged 6 and Mansoor who is 9 months.