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Speaker Biography

MP Damian Collins

MP Damian Collins
Damian was elected in May 2010 as the MP for Folkestone and Hythe. He is also a member of the House of Commons Select Committee for Culture, Media, Sport and the Olympics.

Damian is Chairman of the Conservative Arts and Creative Industries Network, which was launched in May 2009. The network brings together individuals who work in the arts and creative industries with the Culture Ministerial team, MPs and senior figures in the Conservative party involved in developing policy in this area.

Damian’s business career was in the advertising and communications industries, working for 10 years for the M&C Saatchi advertising agency in London and then for Lexington Communications where he was Senior Counsel.

In November 2007, Damian was listed amongst the top 50 names for the future in public life in Britain in the first ‘Courvosier the Future 500’ published by The Observer.

He is married to Sarah and they have two young children, Claudia and Hugo.