Born in Portsmouth, Caroline Dinenage has spent most of her life living near the south Hampshire coast. She attended Wykeham House School in Fareham, Oaklands RC Comprehensive in Waterlooville and Swansea University where she achieved a Politics and English degree. At just 19 years old Caroline established a successful manufacturing company, which she ran for over 20 years. Her expertise in and passion for small and medium-sized business would eventually earn her the accolade of Small Business Ambassador for the South, along with a seat on the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Select Committee.

Caroline's political career started in 1998, when she became the youngest ever member to serve on the City of Winchester district council. In May 2010 she became the Member of Parliament for Gosport. Having held ministerial positions in five other Government departments since 2015, Caroline currently serves as Minister of State for Digital and Culture at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.

Caroline Dinenage