Jonathan Marland "is Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change, and Chairman of UK Trade and Investment's Business Ambassadors' Group. He was awarded a life peerage in 2006 as Baron Marland of Odstock.
"Before entering Government, Lord Marland was Opposition Whip in the Lords as well as Opposition Spokesperson for the Cabinet Office in 2009-10.
"Outside of politics, Lord Marland was one of the founding directors of Jardine Lloyd Thomson plc, a multinational insurance business and also founded the Jubilee insurance company at Lloyd's of London. He led the acquisitions of Hunter Wellington Boots, Insurance Capital Partners, Janspeed Performance Ltd and Wisden Cricketer Magazine. He is a Trustee of Peggy Guggenheim (UK), the Churchill Society, Atlantic Partnerships, The Mayor of London's Fund for Young Musicians and Chairman of Tickets for Troops.
"He is the President of Salisbury City F.C. and a member of the MCC. Born in 1956 and educated at Shrewsbury School, Lord Marland is married to Penny, a Probation Officer, and they have four children together." 
HE is the Treasurer of the U.K. Conservative Party with responsibility for fundraising.
Marland "was one of the principals involved in building Lloyd Thompson, a founding Board Member of Jardine Lloyd Thompson plc and CEO of JLT Re. He founded Herriot Ltd, Odstock Properties Ltd and Jubilee (Insurance) Ltd and is Chairman of Janspeed Ltd and the Grainfarmers Pension Fund." 
"Jonathan has a series of charitable interests and commitments. He is Chairman and Founder of The Sports Nexus, Chairman of Harnham Water Meadows Trust, Director of CChange, Treasurer & Trustee of Atlantic Partnership, a Trustee of The Holburne Museum and a Member of the Advisory Board of the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Venice," a biogrpahical note states. 
- "People: Jonathan Marland", accessed September 2005.