Member of the Joint Select Committee on the Draft Online Safety Bill (2021-22)
Lord Clement-Jones was made CBE for political services in 1988 and a life peer in 1998. Until July 2004 he was the Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson and thereafter until 2010 Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on Culture, Media and Sport, in the House of Lords. He is the current Liberal Democrat House of Lords Spokesperson for Digital and a former spokesperson on the Creative Industries (2015-17). He is the former Chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence which sat from 2017-18 and Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on AI. He is a founding member of the OECD Parliamentary Group on AI and former member of the Council of Europe’s Ad-hoc Committee on AI (CAHAI). He is a former member of the House of Lords Select Committees on Communications (2011-15); the Built Environment (2015-16); and Risk Assessment and Planning (2020-21). He was a member of the Joint Select Committee on the Draft Online Safety Bill (2021-22). He is Deputy Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on China and Vice Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Music; The Future of Work; Digital Regulation and Responsibility; Ticket Abuse; Performers Alliance; Writers; Ovarian Cancer; PICTFOR; and Indonesia. From 2018, he became a Consultant of global law firm DLA Piper where previous positions held included London Managing Partner (2011-16), Head of UK Government Affairs, Chair of its China and Middle East Desks, International Business Relations Partner and Co-Chair of Global Government Relations. He is Chair of The Ombudsman Services Limited, the not-for-profit, independent ombudsman service providing dispute resolution for communications, energy, property and copyright industries. He is Chair of Council of Queen Mary University of London. He was Chair of the Advisory Council of the former Institute for Ethical AI in Education (“IEAIED”), led by Sir Anthony Seldon. He is a Board Member of the Corporate Finance Faculty of the ICAEW. He is a Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center which focusses on technology, altruism, geopolitics and competition. He is President of Ambitious about Autism, an autism education charity and school for children with autism and other communication disorders.