London, England

Wilf joined the House of Lords in 2010. He is the Opposition Front Bench spokesman for Department for Business Innovation & Skills, specializing in Higher Education and Trade; and for Department for Culture, Media & Sport, where he is in the lead for Media and Sport.

Prior to being appointed to the House of Lords, Wilf Stevenson spent a year as a special adviser to the Prime Minister; and before that nearly 11 years as Director of The Smith Institute, an independent think tank. Prior to that, Wilf was Director of The British Film Institute (BFI) (1987-97), joining the BFI from what is now Edinburgh Napier University.

Lord Stevenson is a trustee with Hypospadias UK, a registered charity in the United Kingdom.