The Rt Hon Greg Hands MP
Born in 1965 to British parents in New York, Greg lived in the USA until he was seven years old and the family moved back to the UK.
After attending Dr Challoner’s Grammar School in Amersham, Greg had a gap year in West Berlin and then went to Cambridge to study Modern History. After university, Greg began a career in finance, and worked on trading floors in London and New York.
In 1998 Greg was elected as a Councillor in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham and from 1999 to 2003 he was Leader of the Conservative council group.
In 2005 Greg was elected as Member of Parliament for Hammersmith and Fulham.
In 2010 Greg won the newly created constituency of Chelsea & Fulham which he continues to represent to this day.
In 2010 he was appointed PPS to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne. From 2011 to 2015 Greg joined the Government Whips.
In 2015 Greg was appointed Chief Secretary to the Treasury. Greg carried out the 2015 Spending Review, which set out all of Government spending for almost five years, the longest and most successful review ever undertaken.
In 2016, Greg was appointed Minister of State in the newly created Department of International Trade. Greg worked in promoting exports, inward investment, trade agreements and tariff policy. In 2018 Greg resigned from this position in order to meet his election promise of voting against a third runway at Heathrow airport.
Greg was re-appointed Minister of State for Trade Policy in the Department for International Trade by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in 2020. In this role Greg focused on new UK Free Trade Agreements, the UK Global Tariff, and the UK’s role at the World Trade Organisation. Since 2021 Greg has been Minister of State for Climate Change, Clean Growth and Energy at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Greg has lived in Fulham since 1990. He is married with two children.
Victoria, Lady Borwick
Victoria worked in event management for most of her working life, becoming Group Director of Clarion Events, a subsidiary of the P&O Group. She organised the Olympia Fine Art and Antiques Fairs from 1990 to 2001 and in 2002 was recruited to assist the International Fine Art Expositions' New International Fine Art Fair in New York City. She was President of the British Antique Dealers' Association from 2015 – 2019.
Victoria was elected as a Councillor in Kensington and Chelsea in 2002 and served on the Family and Children’s Services committee, became Chairman of Borough Community Relations and served as Deputy Mayor of RBKC in 2012. Victoria was elected as a Member of the London Assembly from 2008 to 2015 and was The Deputy Mayor of London to Boris Johnson from 2012 to 2015. During this time Victoria had to be ready to deputize for Boris at any time! Victoria served on the Metropolitan Police Authority, was elected Chairman of the Civil Liberties Panel, Chairman of the Health and Environment Committee and served on the Transport committee. Victoria then became MP for Kensington from 2015 until 2017, and was elected to the Science and Technology Select Committee recognising the importance of the internationally renowned museums in Kensington – the National History and Science Museums. Victoria is a School Governor in RBKC, and elected Governor of Guys and St Thomas’s Hospital, which recently took over the Royal Brompton Hospital in Chelsea.
During Covid, Victoria became an active volunteer for Dads House charity – a foodbank based in Earls Court, supporting vulnerable families.
She is also Deputy Chairman for the Sakura Cherry Blossom project organising the logistics for planting 6,000 cherry blossom trees across the UK. This is a project between the UK and Japanese Governments and the trees are a gift from the people of Japan to the people of the United Kingdom and are being planted in parks, schools, villages, towns and cities across the whole of the UK.
Victoria is Vice President of the River Thames Society, recognising her love of the river and championing an important part of London’s heritage, and is Chairman of the Thames Estuary Partnership convening constructive debate on the Thames and encompassing such issues as flooding, environmental improvement, pollution, recreation and heritage.
In 1981 she married Jamie Borwick who was elected to the House of Lords in 2013. Victoria was born in London and they live locally. Jamie and Victoria have four children.
Felicity Buchan MP
Felicity was born in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire where she attended Fraserburgh Academy comprehensive school and subsequently studied law at Christ Church, Oxford.
Felicity worked for 10 years at JPMorgan in their syndicate and capital markets division; her last position was Co-head of European Debt Syndicate.. She left the company in 2001 to join Bank of America as a Managing Director running their Corporate Debt Capital markets division.
After leaving the financial services industry, she volunteered at a North Kensington children's charity and was the chair of governors of Bousfield Primary School.
Felicity won the Kensington seat in 2019. On her arrival in Westminster, she was elected a member of the Treasury Select Committee.
In 2021, Prime Minister Boris Johnson appointed Felicity as the UK's trade envoy to Iceland and Norway. She was also made Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Department.
Felicity’s interests are friends and family, travel, sport, and she is a member of the Chelsea Arts Club.