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Damian Collins MP, Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee

Damian was elected in May 2010 as the MP for Folkestone and Hythe. In 2016 he was elected to the position of Chair of the House of Commons Select Committee for Culture, Media, and Sport and was previously PPS to Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and the Foreign Secretary.

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 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.

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