Baroness Vere


Baroness Vere of Norbiton was appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport on 23 April 2019. She was previously a Government Whip (Baroness in Waiting) from 21 December 2016 to 26 July 2019.

Before entering politics, Charlotte spent 4 years as the Executive Director of the Girls’ Schools Association, including 6 months as the General Secretary of the Independent Schools Council. Prior to that she was the CEO of Big White Wall, an online mental health service, and Finance Director at Recruit Media, a digital recruitment agency. Her early career was spent in investment banking.

Charlotte studied Biochemical Engineering at University College London (BSc Eng) and completed a MBA at The Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Baroness Vere has responsibility for:

  • roads (including Highways England)
  • motoring agencies (DVSA, DVLA, VCA)
  • buses and taxis
  • light rail (including tram, underground and metro systems)
  • devolution (including union connectivity and London transport)


Road Freight - Driving our Economic Recovery

In a recorded video presentation, the Minister will reflect on the road freight industry’s importance in driving economic growth and working with the sector to address its long established labour market issues and other challenges.