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Lord Agnew Kt DL

Lord Agnew Kt DL

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System,
Department for Education (DfE)

Lord Theodore Agnew was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System on 28 September 2017 and lead non-executive board member at the Ministry of Justice in July 2015. Lord Agnew previously served as a non-executive board member at the Department for Education, where he was chair of the department’s Academies Board from 2013 to 2015. Outside of the department, Lord Agnew founded Somerton Capital LLP in 2007 and co-founded the WNS Group (a US listed company) in 1990.

  • Exploring the role of high-quality trustees and governing boards in delivering robust oversight and challenge to support enhanced outcomes for academies
  • Examining how robust governance practices and accountability can improve financial and educational standards
  • Assessing the next steps in promoting the development of talent and diversity from all sectors and backgrounds on academy boards
  • Discussing the future of the governance profession and how more high-quality leaders can be attracted into the sector