David Henry Rutley has been serving as a Member of Parliament for Macclesfield since 2010. He also assumed office of the Lord Commissioner of the Treasury on 15 June 2017. He was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Food and Animal Welfare from 3 September 2018 to 27 July 2019. He was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to Damian Green, Minister of State for Immigration from November 2010 to 2014, when Green left office. Rutley then became Parliamentary Private Secretary to David Lidington at the Foreign Office.
He has served as the Co-Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Mountaineering, the Chairman of the British-Danish APPG, secretary of both the APPG national parks and the APPG for Mountain Rescue, and an officer for the APPG on management. He has also been a member of other APPGs, including those on: China, Pharmaceuticals and Financial Education for Young People.
In the early 1990s, Rutley was a one-time advisor to cabinet minister William Waldegrave. He also worked as a special adviser in John Major’s Conservative government at the Treasury, Cabinet Office and Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1994 to 1996).
Rutley was born on 7 March 1961 in Gravesend, Kent, England. He was educated at the comprehensive Priory School, Lewes before studying at the London School of Economics and Harvard Business School. Much of his career has been in business. He has worked as a senior executive in such companies as Asda (he operated Home Shopping and E-commerce), PepsiCo International, Halifax General Insurance, and Barclays.