Lord Patel is a Life Peer in the House of Lords and the first Asian to be appointed on the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB). He has extensive experience working at the highest levels on national and international developments in government policy on a wide range of areas, including health, social care, crime, community cohesion, extremism, mental health, drug and alcohol use, equality and human rights, and higher education. Lord Patel is also currently Chairman and/or Patron of over 30 not-for-profit organisations across England.