Esther McVey

The Rt Hon Esther McVey is the current Minister of State for Housing and Planning and was formerly the Minister of State for Employment from 2013 – 2015, Cabinet as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Chair of the British Transport Police Authority. Esther is comfortable delivering a keynote speech on current affairs, chairing a panel discussion and hosting an event. She is also adept at entertaining audiences as after-dinner speaker, her unbelievably witty stories from her time in Westminister will not fail to have audiences laughing.

With her multi-skilled background, The Rt Hon Esther McVey is comfortable delivering a keynote speech on current affairs, chairing a panel discussion and hosting an event. She is also adept at entertaining audiences as an after-dinner speaker, her unbelievably witty stories from her time in cabinet will not fail to have audiences laughing.

Before Esther’s political career began she worked as a television broadcaster and producer for 12 years, becoming the youngest female host of ITV’s breakfast news alongside Eamonn Holmes. She worked for a stint in the family construction firm before setting up on her own. In 2010, she became the first and only Conservative MP on Merseyside since 1997. In 2014, she was made a Privy Counsellor and was promoted to attend Cabinet.

Alongside her own company, Esther founded the biggest business women’s network in the Northwest. Her achievements were recognised and she was nominated for both Merseyside Woman of the Year and Cheshire Woman of the Year. She has an MSc in Corporate Governance and won the North of England Excellence Award.

Esther is a regular contributor to ITV’s Peston Show and guest on other television and radio programmes including Loose Women and BBC Radio 4.Esther has a personal interest in encouraging young people to reach their full potential. Whilst in government she initiated the social media campaign, #NotJustForBoys, and has written a series of career books for school pupils which she adapted into a play with the National Youth Theatre, this ran in both the West End and across the UK. She was also the minister for disabled people during her time in cabinet, so has a vested interest in aiding the lives of those living with 

Esther has a personal interest in encouraging young people to reach their full potential. Whilst in government she initiated the social media campaign, #NotJustForBoys, and has written a series of career books for school pupils which she adapted into a play with the National Youth Theatre, this ran in both the West End and across the UK. She was also the minister for disabled people during her time in cabinet, so has a vested interest in aiding the lives of those living with disability. She can speak about her experiences with these groups in both schools and charities.

With her unique background encompassing broadcasting, business and politics, Esther is a multi-skilled corporate host and speaker, equally at home whether facilitating panel discussions or giving a ‘state-of-the-nation’ keynote. Her experience in cabinet means she can entertain after-dinner audiences with witty political tales. Current and intelligent, Esther is the perfect addition to a multitude of events.

For further information or to book Esther McVey, call us at Speakers Corner on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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