The Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon KCB MP
Sir Michael Fallon became Chairman of the Commission on 15 July 2014 upon appointment as the Secretary of State for Defence. Sir Michael has been MP for Sevenoaks, Kent, since 1997. Previously, he was MP for Darlington from 1983 to 1992. He was a minister in the Department for Education and Science in 1990, Minister for Business and Enterprise in 2012 and Minister of State for Energy in 2013. He has also held positions on the Treasury Select Committee and as deputy chairman of the Conservative Party. Sir Michael is also President of the Royal London Society for the Blind.