Greg has long experience of working in politics and public affairs and has worked in Parliament, Government and the charitable sector.

He is currently Assistant General Secretary and Head of Public Affairs of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, the secretariat of the Catholic Church. 

Previously he was Member of Parliament for Hyndburn for 18 years. He served as a Government Whip working in the Foreign Office and Departments for both International Development and Trade & Industry. He was also a member of the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee for nine years. During his time in Parliament he had an interest in housing renewal and regeneration. 

He is married with three grown up children and lives in Southwark in south-east London. His interests include cooking, football, cycling, and walking, including walking across Central America from Pacific to Caribbean to raise money for a homelessness charity in Nicaragua.

December 2016