Baroness Martha Lane Fox

Portfolio Chair & Entrepreneur

Biography

Martha is founder and executive chair of Doteveryone.org.uk, a charity fighting for a fairer internet and building a movement for responsible technology.

Martha became a crossbench peer in the UK House of Lords in March 2013.

In 2017 she was appointed a member of the Joint Committee on National Security Strategy.

In March 2014 she was appointed Chancellor of the Open University.

Martha is a director of Twitter and Non Executive Director of Chanel.

She is also a non executive director of the Donmar Warehouse and the Queens Commonwealth Trust.

Martha co- founded and chairs LuckyVoice, revolutionising the karaoke industry.

Martha is a Patron of AbilityNet, Reprieve, Camfed and Just for Kids Law.

From 2009 to 2013 Martha was Digital Champion for the UK and helped to create the Government Digital Service – this team launched gov.uk transforming government service delivery.

In 2013 Martha was awarded a CBE.

In 1998 Martha co-founded Europe’s largest travel and leisure website, lastminute.com with Brent Hoberman. They took it public in 2000 and sold it in 2005.

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