Sir Stephen Sherbourne will take up his seat in House of Lords in October after a longstanding political career in Westminster and public affairs.
The newly-created peer, who will sit on the Tory benches, served as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s political secretary and chief of staff to Conservative leader Sir Michael Howard.
Sir Stephen is a non-executive director of Smithfields Consultants, which specialises in corporate communcations.
Now based in London, he was born in Manchester and is a former member of the city’s Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue.
He is one of 30 new peers named by Downing Street earlier this month.