Baroness Benjamin

Floella Benjamin

Floella Benjamin


Liberal Democrat

Address as

Baroness Benjamin

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 8901


Councils, public bodies

Governor, Dulwich College 2001-11; Member, Content Board, Ofcom 2003-06; Deputy Lieutenant, Greater London 2008-; Chair of Governors, Isle of Sheppey Academy 2009-11

Political interests

Children and young people, media, culture and arts, sport, education, diversity, equality

Countries of interest

All Caribbean countries, France, Ghana, South Korea, South Africa, USA

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baroness Benjamin, of Beckenham in the County of Kent 2010

Register of Interests

1: Directorships

Chief Executive Officer, Floella Benjamin Productions Ltd (company making television programmes) (dormant w.e.f. 7 December 2011)

Director, Floella Benjamin's Caribbean Kitchen Ltd (Caribbean ready meals) (dissolved w.e.f. 15 January 2012)

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Partner, Benjamin Taylor Associates (partnership; manages the Member's professional activities, speaking engagements etc; receives all remuneration etc payable to Member)

Partner, Flokeith Trading (partnership; on-line shop, selling books and DVDs from Member's website)

4: Shareholdings (a)

Floella Benjamin Productions Ltd

Floella Food & Drink Ltd

7: Overseas visits

Visit with husband to Trinidad, 27 July - 1 August 2011, as guest speaker at 44th Anniversary Meeting of Caribbean Council for the Blind - Eye Care Caribbean Conference, in Port of Spain; meetings with Prime Minister and other Trinidad & Tobago ministers, diplomats and charity workers; cost of economy flights and accommodation met by Caribbean Council for the Blind

10: Non-financial interests (a)

Director, National Film and Television School

10: Non-financial interests (b)

Governor, Dulwich College

Chair of Governors, Isle of Sheppey Academy

Chancellor, University of Exeter

10: Non-financial interests (c)

President, Elizabeth R Broadcasting Fund

Board Member, Olympic Diversity & Inclusion Committee

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Trustee, Sparks (children's medical research charity)

Vice President, Barnardos