Ros Scott has been a Liberal Democrat peer since 2000, and came to the Lords from local Government in her home County of Suffolk. She has served as a front bench spokesman on transport and on local government and was the Party President from 2008 to 2011. She is currently Chair of the EU Scrutiny Committee with responsibility for Energy, Environment, Agriculture and Fisheries. Ros is active in the voluntary sector as Chair of the National Volunteering Forum and as Patron of a number of charities. Ros is an IPT fellow, having completed a Fellowship in the creative industries, focusing on British Television.