Jeremy Lefroy

Jeremy Lefroy

Member of EDPI honorary advisory Board

A qualified chartered accountant, Jeremy has a background in manufacturing, international trade and agriculture.

From 1989 to 2000, he and his family lived in Tanzania where he worked in the coffee industry. Since returning to the UK, he has worked assisting smallholder farmers in East Africa. He was appointed by the Tanzanian Government as the only foreign director of the Tanzanian Coffee Board 1997-1999. Jeremy believes in tackling poverty through enterprise and job creation and founded Equity for Africa (www.equityforafrica.org) which provides equity-type funding for small businesses.

Jeremy’s involvement in politics stems from a desire to see people have the opportunity to make the most of their lives. He was elected as Member of Parliament for Stafford on May 6th 2010.

Since entering parliament he has been elected to the International Development Select Committee and is also chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases. He also chairs the APPG Tanzania.

Mr Lefroy’s key areas of  interest include Health – having served on the Health and Social Care bill committee; Jobs and Economy – founding a charity, Stafford Works, to help unemployed people back to work; International Development.

Outside his work, Jeremy has served on the Independent Monitoring Board of a Young Offenders Institution; assists a local church youth group and is a school governor and enjoys playing and writing music, football, cricket, badminton and hill walking in the little spare time he has.