Dame Caroline Dinenage
Non-Executive Director / Chair
Dame Caroline Dinenage joined as Non Executive of LNT Care Developments Group to provide challenge to the board on both business strategy and their progress on driving the quantity, quality and productivity of Care facilities across the UK.
Born in Portsmouth, Caroline grew up in South Hampshire and has a BA in English & Politics from Swansea University. At just 19 years old she established a successful manufacturing company, which she ran for over 20 years. Her expertise in and passion for small and medium-sized business would eventually earn her the accolade of Small Business Ambassador for the South, along with a seat on the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Select Committee.
Caroline’s parliamentary political career started in May 2010 as Member of Parliament for Gosport.
Between May 2015 to September 2021 Caroline served as a Government Minister. Over this time she covered 6 different Government Departments and worked for 7 different Secretaries of State. Between 2015-2018 she served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice and Minister for Women and Equalities, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women, Equalities and Early Years at the Department for Education and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance at the Department of Work and Pensions. In January 2018 Caroline was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Health & Social Care before moving to Minister of State for Digital and Culture at the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport from February 2020 until September 2021.
Since rejoining the back-benches in September 2021 Caroline has been elected onto the Women & Equalities Select Committee and appointed to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. She is also Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Unpaid Carers.
In her moments of free time, Caroline can usually be found in, on or by the Solent - beach walks, swimming, sailing, or falling off her SUP. She enjoys weekends away in a vintage VW Camper and supports Portsmouth FC. Caroline formed the first ever Parliamentary netball team!