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also known as Lord Jones of Birmingham

British government official

Digby Marritt Jones, British government official. Fellow University College, London, 2004, Cardiff University (honorary), 2004, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund.


Jones, Digby Marritt was born on October 28, 1955 in Birmingham, England.


Juris Doctor, University College, London. Doctor (honorary), University Central England, 2002. Doctor (honorary), University Birmingham, 2002.

Doctor (honorary), University Manchester Institute of Science & Technology, 2003. Doctor (honorary), University Hertfordshire, 2004. Doctor (honorary), Middlesex University, 2005.

Doctor (honorary), Sheffield Hallam University, 2005. Doctor (honorary), Aston University, 2006. Doctor (honorary), University Hull, 2006.

Doctor (honorary), Queen's University, Belfast, 2006. D. (honorary), Warwick University, 2006. Doctor (honorary), Bradford University, 2006.

Doctor (honorary), Wolverhampton University, 2006. Doctor (honorary), Nottingham University, 2007. Doctor (honorary), Loughborough University, 2007.


Joined corporation law firm Edge Ellison, 1978, partner, 1984—1990, deputy senior partner, 1990—1995, senior partner, 1995—1998. Vice chairman corporation finance Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler, 1998. Director-general Confederation British Industry, 2000—2006.

Minister of state trade/investment Foreign Commonwealth Office, Department Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform, since 2007. Business advisory Deloitte, Jaguar, JCB, Barclays Capital, Civil Service Commission, 2006—2007. Private advisory Duke of York.

Served with Royal Navy United Kingdom.


Corporation ambassador Cancer Research United Kingdom. President University College London Campaign. President Diversity Works initiative Scope (disability organization).

Ambassador WorkRight initiative Mencap. Vice president Birmingham Hospice. Trustee Royal Institution Great Britain.

Active Lifecycle United Kingdom. Chairman advisory board Birmingham University Business School. Member of Birmingham Civic Society (vice president).