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Martha Lane Fox

Martha Lane Fox

President, British Chambers of Commerce

Martha is an entrepreneur, internet activist and, since March 2013, sits in the UK House of Lords as a crossbench peer. 

Martha was elected as President of the British Chambers of Commerce in October 2022. Alongside her Presidency of the British Chambers, Martha has served as Chancellor of Open University since 2014 and is the current Chair of WeTransfer. She is also a non-executive director of Chanel and, until its recent sale, Martha was a Director of Twitter. 

From 2009 to 2013 Martha was Digital Champion for the UK and helped to create the Government Digital Service – this team launched transforming  government service delivery. In 2013 Martha was awarded a CBE. 

Martha co-founded and chairs LuckyVoice, revolutionising the karaoke industry. Martha is a Patron of Day One Trauma, iamtheCODE, and Just for Kids Law. 

In 1998 Martha co-founded Europe’s largest travel and leisure website, with Brent Hoberman. They took it public in 2000 and sold it in 2005.