Emma, more formally known as Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, is a Conservative Peer, and former British MEP and MP. She is Chairman and Founder of the charity AMAR International (www.amarfoundation.org) and serves as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, The Republic of Iraq and Turkmenistan. In Parliament she co-chairs the All Party Parliamentary Groups for Foreign Affairs and the Prevention of Sexual Violence in Conflict.
Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne is a Peer of the Realm and a member of the House of Lords. She is a member of the Conservative Party. She serves as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, The Republic of Iraq and Turkmenistan. In Parliament she co-chairs the All Party Parliamentary Groups for Foreign Affairs and the Prevention of Sexual Violence in Conflict. Baroness Nicholson served as Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party from 1983 - 1987. She was elected to the House of Commons in 1987 for the constituency of Torridge and West Devon. She was appointed to the House of Lords in 1997. In 1999 she was elected to the South East Region of the European Parliament and re-elected for the same constituency in 2004 – 2009. She subsequently served in the Parliamentary Council of Europe in Strasbourg from 2011 – 2014. She has served as official Election Leader and Observer in thirty two nations. She is President of AMAR US, chairs the AMAR International Charitable Foundation (UK) and AMAR Lebanon. She is founder President of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC), chairs the Romanian Children’s High Level Group, is a Vice President of the Mary Hare School for Deaf Children, Patron of the Caine Prize for African Writing, Chairman of the Booker Prize for Russian Fiction and Vice Chairman of the Man Booker Prize for English Fiction, She has been awarded eight Honorary Doctorates has published 2 books and edited various others. She studied at The Royal Academy of Music after which she entered the IT industry where she developed computer software, built computer systems and managed contracts in the City of London, Government Departments and Africa. She is a member of The Reform Club, The Royal Over-Seas League, the Royal Society of Arts and an Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts.