Lord Patten of Barnes

Christopher Patten

Christopher Patten



Address as

Lord Patten

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 8736


Electoral history

MP (Conservative) for Bath 1979-92

Parliamentary career

PPS: to Norman St John Stevas as Leader of the House of Commons and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1979-81, to Patrick Jenkin as Secretary of State for Social Services 1981; Parliamentary Secretary, Northern Ireland Office 1983-85; Minister of State: Department of Education and Science 1985-86, for Overseas Development, Foreign and Commonwealth Office 1986-89; Secretary of State for the Environment 1989-90; Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1990-92

Party groups

Personal assistant to Chairman Conservative Party 1972-74; Chair, Conservative Party 1990-92; Patron, Tory Reform Group

Councils, public bodies

Chairman, BBC Trust 2011-

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Patten of Barnes, of Barnes in the London Borough of Richmond 2005

Register of Interests

1: Directorships

Non-executive Director, Russell Reynolds Associates Inc (company research)

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Member, European Advisory Board, Bridgepoint (private equity group)

Member, EDF Stakeholder Advisory Panel (electricity)

Occasional income from writing and speaking engagements

Member, International Advisory Board of BP (energy)

Adviser, Hutchison Europe (telecomms, property, transport)

Chairman of the BBC Trust

10: Non-financial interests (b)

Chancellor, Oxford University

Member, Board of Overseers, Sabanci University, Istanbul

Member, Prime Minister's Business Ambassador Network

Advisory Board Member, St Benedict's School, London

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Member of Advisory Council, The Hague Institute for Global Justice

International Adviser, Praemium Imperiale, Japan Art Association

Co-chair, India-UK Roundtable

Co-chair, Italy-UK Annual Conference