Francis Maude

Francis Anthony Aylmer Maude, Baron Maude of Horsham PC (born 4 July 1953) is a British Conservative Party politician and life peer who served as Minister of State for Trade and Investment from 2015 to 2016, having previously served as Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General from 2010 to 2015. He was Member of Parliament (MP) for North Warwickshire from 1983 to 1992 and then for Horsham from 1997 to 2015.


The Lord Maude of Horsham

Maude in 2011
Minister of State for Trade and Investment
In office
11 May 2015  10 February 2016
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byThe Lord Livingston of Parkhead
Succeeded byThe Lord Price
Minister for the Cabinet Office
Paymaster General
In office
12 May 2010  11 May 2015
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byTessa Jowell
Succeeded byMatt Hancock
Chairman of the Conservative Party
In office
6 May 2005  2 July 2007
LeaderMichael Howard
David Cameron
Preceded byLiam Fox
The Lord Saatchi
Succeeded byCaroline Spelman
Shadow Cabinet positions
1997–2010
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office
In office
2 July 2007  11 May 2010
LeaderDavid Cameron
Preceded byTim Collins (2002)
Succeeded byTessa Jowell
Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
In office
2 July 2007  11 May 2010
LeaderDavid Cameron
Preceded byOliver Heald
Succeeded byRachel Reeves (2020)
Shadow Foreign Secretary
In office
2 February 2000  18 September 2001
LeaderWilliam Hague
Preceded byJohn Maples
Succeeded byMichael Ancram
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
2 June 1998  1 February 2000
LeaderWilliam Hague
Preceded byPeter Lilley
Succeeded byMichael Portillo
Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
In office
11 June 1997  2 June 1998
LeaderWilliam Hague
Preceded byVirginia Bottomley
Succeeded byPeter Ainsworth
Ministerial offices
1987–1992
Financial Secretary to the Treasury
In office
14 July 1990  11 April 1992
Prime MinisterJohn Major
Preceded byPeter Lilley
Succeeded byStephen Dorrell
Minister of State for Europe
In office
25 July 1989  14 July 1990
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byLynda Chalker
Succeeded byTristan Garel-Jones
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
In office
13 June 1987  26 July 1989
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byRobert Atkins
Succeeded byJohn Redwood
Parliamentary representation
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
28 May 2015
Life Peerage
Member of Parliament
for Horsham
In office
1 May 1997  30 March 2015
Preceded byPeter Hordern
Succeeded byJeremy Quin
Member of Parliament
for North Warwickshire
In office
9 June 1983  16 March 1992
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byMike O'Brien
Personal details
Born (1953-07-04) 4 July 1953 (age 68)
Abingdon-on-Thames, Berkshire, England
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)
Christina Hadfield
(m. 1984)
Children5
Alma materCorpus Christi College, Cambridge
University of Law
WebsiteOfficial website

Having served over 25 years on the frontbench in the House of Commons,[1] he has run his own business since 2016. FMAP Limited is a consultancy specialising in government efficiency.[2]