Andrew Adonis took his seat in the House of Lords in May 2005, initially serving as the parliamentary under secretary of state for schools and learners in the Department for Education and Skills with special responsibility for the academies programme. After three years Andrew moved to the Department for Transport as a minister of state and was promoted secretary of state for transport in June 2009. He served in that role until the change in government in May 2010.
Between July 2010 and January 2012, Andrew served as director of the Institute for Government, an independent charity with cross-party and Whitehall governance working to improve government effectiveness. He is currently shadow minister for infrastructure.
Prior to sitting in the House of Lords he worked in business, academia and the media, before joining the No 10 Policy Unit.