Mark Field has represented the Cities of London and Westminster since 2001, and takes a special interest in economic matters, financial services and international development.
In July 2015, he was appointed Vice Chairman (International) of the Party, a role which involves building relationships with international sister parties on the centre-right; working with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy to enhance democratic institutions and political party structures in the developing world; and acting as a link between the Party and our MEP group through work with the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe (ACRE).
In March 2015, Mark was sworn of the Privy Council in recognition of his work as a member of the prestigious Intelligence & Security Committee in the 2010 to 2015 parliament. He is also a prominent broadcaster and commentator, and in 2013 he released his first book, Between the Crashes, about the financial crisis. His second book, The Best of Times, examines challenges and triumphs in British politics, economics and foreign affairs in the period 2013 to 2015 and was released in May 2016.
Mark was born in 1964 in Hannover, Germany, where his late father, Peter, was serving in the British Army. His late mother, Ulrike, hailed from Silesia. Mark was educated in the state sector at Reading School and later graduated with a degree in Jurisprudence (Law) from St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. After leaving university he practised as a solicitor with Freshfields. He later set up a successful publishing and recruitment business in the City.
Mark lives in Westminster with his wife, Vicki, and their two children, Frederick and Arabella. He is a fanatical Bury FC supporter and adores pop music and cricket.