Lord Harrington of Watford is a British politician and businessman. He published a report on foreign direct investment into the UK for HM Treasury in November 2023. He was appointed to the Lords in 2022, becoming a joint minister of state at the Home Office and Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities with responsibility for the resettlement of Ukrainian refugees. Harrington retired as MP for Watford in 2019, having first been elected in 2010. As an MP he held a number of ministerial roles, including as business and industry minister and pensions minister. Prior to being elected, he built a substantial business career in hotels and leisure, as well as wealth management, property and investing in start-ups.  He is on the board of the Royal Albert Hall and Nesta, a large not-for-profit that invests in companies with a social purpose.