Lord Sanderson of Bowden

Russell Sanderson

Russell Sanderson



Address as

Lord Sanderson

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353


Lords career

Minister of State, Scottish Office 1987-90

Party groups

President, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Association 1977-79; Vice-President, National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations 1979-81; Chair: National Union Executive Committee 1981-86, Scottish Conservative Party 1990-93; Hon. President, Scottish Conservative Unionist Association 2010-; Chairman, Sanderson Commission of Scottish Conservative Party 2010

Councils, public bodies

Chair, Council of Glenalmond College 1994-2000; Member of Court, Napier University, Edinburgh 1994-2001; President, Royal Highland Agricultural Society of Scotland 2002-03; Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale: Deputy Lieutenant 1990-2003, Vice Lieutenant 2003-08

Political interests

Industry, textile industry, small businesses, Scottish affairs, housing, transport

Countries of interest

Hong Kong, China

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Sanderson of Bowden, of Melrose in the District of Ettrick and Lauderdale 1985

Register of Interests

1: Directorships

Director, Hawick Cashmere Co

Director, Accsys Technologies Plc (a company listed on the Aim Market)

4: Shareholdings (b)

Hawick Cashmere Co

Johnstons & Co of Elgin (wool/cashmere trade)

10: Non-financial interests (c)

Chairman, The Abbotsford Trust

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Member of Court, Framework Knitters Livery Company