Advisory Council member

Baroness Nosheena Mobarik CBE

Nosheena Mobarik

Nosheena Mobarik was appointed as a Conservative Member of the House of Lords in 2014 and served as a Government Whip from 2016 – 2017. From September 2017 she represented Scotland as Conservative Member of the European Parliament. 

Sitting in the ECR Group, she became a Member of the Committees on International Trade, Fisheries, and Culture respectively. She also served on the Sub-Committee on Human Rights and the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality and spoke on various Human Rights issues.

She was re-elected in May 2019 and in October 2019 Baroness Mobarik was elected as Chairman of the Delegation for relations with countries in South Asia, Chairman of the GSP+ Monitoring Group in the International Trade Committee and Deputy Leader of the British Conservative MEP delegation in the European Parliament. In addition to her parliamentary duties, Nosheena Mobarik was elected as Chairman of the Commonwealth Forum, a position she was asked to retain following the UK’s exit from the UK.

Prior to entering politics, Baroness Mobarik had a long career in business, founding M Computer Technologies with her husband in 1997, specialising in systems integration and process automation. She has been active in a number of business, voluntary and charitable organizations over the years, including the SQA, the Board of Anniesland College, the Board of Craigholme School and the Advisory Board of the Business School at Glasgow Caledonian University. She is a former Member of Council of the CBI in Scotland, serving on council from 2001-2011 and then as Chairman between 2011-2013. She is the founder and Convener of the Scotland Pakistan Network and a former Chairman of the Pakistan Britain Trade and Investment Forum.

She served as a Member of the Board of the “Better Together Campaign” ahead of the Scottish Independence Referendum of 2014 and as a member of the Strathclyde Commission from 2014-2015.

She was awarded an OBE in 2004 and a CBE in 2014 for her services to Business and Public Service in Scotland.

Views from the board

  • Having heard investors that I know well, actively stepping back from investing in the Scottish economy, I fear for the future and am urging business leaders to share their support for Scotland to remain in the Union of the United Kingdom. It will only be by strength of voice and an evidenced based case that we will be able to defend the will of Scottish businesses of all sizes to remain in the Union.
    — Robert D. Kilgour
  • Patriotism is a love for your country and as a proud Scot I have spent my career helping to build economic opportunities and in attracting investment. I am also proud to be British and passionately want the United Kingdom to endure.  To succeed in that aim, we must acknowledge that remaining part of the Union is a key lynchpin in growing Scotland’s wealth.
    — Jack Perry CBE