Andrew Feldman, 45, is Chairman of the Conservative Party and Chairman of the Party Board.
Andrew was born in London in 1966. He was educated at Haberdashers' Aske's School, Elstree between 1973 and 1984. In 1985 Andrew was awarded an open Exhibition to read Jurisprudence (law) at Brasenose College, Oxford. He was awarded an open scholarship after his Moderations and obtained a First in his final exams.
He subsequently worked as a management consultant at Bain and Co. After two years he decided to leave Bain and embark on a career in law, attending the Inns of Court School of Law for two years before taking his bar finals.
Following a call to the bar in 1991, he practised as a commercial barrister at the chambers of Lord Grabiner QC, 1 Essex Court for 4 years.
In 1995, due to his father's illness, he left the bar to take over his family's textile manufacturing business. As Managing Director and later Chief Executive, he quadrupled the sales and profitability of the business, whilst significantly widening the customer base and product range.
In 2005 he ran the operations and fundraising for David Cameron's successful leadership campaign. After his election as Party Leader later that year, David appointed Andrew Deputy Treasurer of the Party.
As Deputy Treasurer, he drove the widening of the Party's fundraising base and helped to improve its financial position.
In 2006 he was invited to be part of the Economic Competitiveness Policy Group Co-Chaired by Simon Wolfson and John Redwood MP, which submitted a report to the Shadow Cabinet in August 2007.
In 2008, Andrew was appointed Chief Executive of the Conservative Party. He was given the brief of preparing the Party for the anticipated General Election. This included re-organising the Professional Party at Conservative Campaign Headquarters to ensure a focus on election campaigning, monitoring income and controlling expenditure, and ensuring correct implementation of political strategy.
On 11 May 2010, Andrew was promoted by the new Conservative Prime Minister to Co-Chair the Party. In this role Andrew continues to be responsible for running the professional operations at CCHQ.
His brief is to work with fellow co-chairman Grant Shapps to bring the Conservative family together and strengthen the three branches of the Party - Voluntary, Parliamentary and Professional - and connect them more effectively. So far, they have substantially restructured and streamlined CCHQ after the General Election, instituted a new membership drive, restarted the CPF, set up a new Office of the Voluntary Party at CCHQ, and improved our website service for Party Members.
He took his seat in the House of Lords on 20 December 2010, as Baron Feldman of Elstree, of Elstree in the County of Hertfordshire.
Managed the operations and finance for David Cameron's Leadership Campaign, 2005
Deputy Treasurer of the Conservative Party, 2005-08
Chief Executive of the Conservative Party, 2008-10
Member of the Board, Conservative Party Foundation, 2010-
Chairman of the Board of the Conservative Party, 2010-
PROUDEST POLITICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Helping to prepare the Party for the 2010 General Election.
Married to Gabrielle
One daughter; two sons
INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF POLITICS
Spending time with his 3 young children