Sir Vince Cable
Sir Vince Cable was named Leader of the Liberal Democrats in July 2017 after a career in politics spanning over 20 years.
He read Natural Sciences and Economics at Cambridge University, where he was President of the Union, followed by a PhD at Glasgow University.
In 1981 he joined the Social Democratic Party (now the Liberal Democrat Party) and has been a member ever since.
He was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Twickenham in 1997.
During the coalition government, Sir Vince was the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. Before starting his career in politics, he spent a lot of his life in academia and business, including the role of Chief Economist at Shell.
Sir Vince joined the Centre for Brexit Studies as a Visiting Professor in July 2019.