Ex-Tech City UK boss Joanna Shields joins House of Lords

Former Tech City UK CEO Joanna Shields was one of 12 new Conservative House of Lords peers announced this morning.

The former Facebook boss, who was recently announced as a digital advisor to David Cameron, was one of seven woman to be admitted to the chamber by the Prime Minister.

Commenting on the appointment, Shields tweeted:

It’s a great privilege & even greater responsibility to be appointed to the House of Lords. I will serve with all my heart and determination

High-flying women

A number of high-profile women also received peerages, including Apprentice star Karren Brady, TalkTalk boss Dido Harding and CBI Scotland chief Nosheena Mobarik.

The announcement follows Cameron’s female-dominated reshuffle in July which also featured the new position of Digital Industries Minister.