Dee Doocey became a Liberal Democrat life peer in December 2010. She currently serves on two committees of the House of Lords: the Select Committee responsible for pre-legislative scrutiny of the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill; and the Refreshment Committee (which oversees the work of Catering and Retail Services in the House).
Dee was elected as a London-wide member of the London Assembly in 2004 and served until 2012. She was chair of the Assembly in 2010-11 and deputy chair 2011-12, and for seven years was chair of the Assembly’s Economy, Culture and Sport Committee (whose responsibilities included scrutiny of the London Olympics). She was a member of the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA), from 2006 to 2012, and chaired the MPA’s Finance & Resources Committee and Olympic & Paralympic sub-committee. She also represented the Mayor of London on the Home Office Olympic Security Board from 2008 to 2012.
Dee was a councillor in the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames from 1986 to 1994, and chaired the borough’s Housing Committee. She has been election agent to Dr Vince Cable, MP for Twickenham, since 1992.
Professionally, Dee ran her own management consultancy specialising in advising blue chip companies how to improve cost effectiveness. She was previously group managing director of an international fashion company with operations in London, Hong Kong and China. Before that, she was finance director of the Liberal Party for ten years and financial advisor to the Liberal parliamentary party for eight years.
In 2015 she was made Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Sport, Tourism and Cultural Participation.