Lord Clement-Jones was made CBE for political services in 1988 and a life peer in 1998.
Until July 2004 he was the Liberal Democrat Health Spokesman and thereafter until 2010 Liberal Democrat Spokesman on Culture, Media and Sport, in the House of Lords. He is the current House of Lords Liberal Democrat spokesman for Digital and a former spokesman on the Creative Industries (2015-17). He is the former Chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence (2017-18) and Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence. He is a member of the OECD Parliamentary Group on AI and of the Council of Europe’s Ad-hoc Committee on AI (CAHAI). He is Deputy Chair of the APPG China.
In 2018, he became a Consultant of global law firm DLA Piper where previous positions held included London Managing Partner (2011-16), Head of UK Government Affairs, Chairman of its China and Middle East Desks, International Business Relations Partner and Co-Chairman of Global Government Relations. He is Chair of Ombudsman Services Limited, the not for profit, independent ombudsman service providing dispute resolution for the communications, energy, property and copyright licensing industries. He is Chair of Council of Queen Mary University of London and Chair of the Advisory Council of the Institute for Ethical AI in Education, led by Sir Anthony Seldon.
He was an external member of the Council of University College London and Chair of its Audit Committee (2012-17). He is a Board Member of the Corporate Finance Faculty of the ICAEW. He is a Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council’s newly formed GeoTech Center which will focus on technology, altruism, geopolitics and competition. He is President of Ambitious About Autism, an autism education charity and school for children with autism and other communication disorders and its former Chairman (2001-08).