Lord Smith of Kelvin

Robert Smith

Robert Smith



Address as

Lord Smith

Contact details


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


Councils, public bodies

Member, Museums Advisory Board 1983-85; National Museums of Scotland: Trustee 1985-2002, Chair, Board of Trustees 1993-2002; Museums and Galleries Commission: Commissioner 1988-98, Vice-chair 1997-98; Member, Financial Services Authority 1997-2000; Financial Reporting Council: Member 2001-04, Chair, FRC Group on Audit Committees Combined Code of Guidance – “The Smith Report” 2003; Member: Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland 2002-07, Council of Economic Advisers to First Minister of Scotland 2007-10; Chair, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee 2008-

Countries of interest

South Africa

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Smith of Kelvin, of Kelvin in the City of Glasgow 2008

Register of Interests

1: Directorships

Chairman, Scottish and Southern Energy plc (utility)

Chairman, Weir Group plc (engineering)

Chairman, Glasgow 2014 Ltd (Commonwealth Games Organising Committee)

Director, Standard Bank Group Ltd (banking)

Director, Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd (banking)

4: Shareholdings (b)

Scottish and Southern Energy plc (energy)

Weir Group plc (minerals, oil and gas and power)

3i Group plc (private equity)

Close Enhanced Commodities Fund II Ltd (closed-end investment company)

Baronsmead 2 VCT (venture capital trust)

Rocksure Property Fund (property)

Equity and Law Single Premium Investment Bond (life assurance)

4: Shareholdings (a)

Inchmarnock Ltd (holding company for property interests in South Africa)

Inchmarnock Marine Ltd (dormant; boat hire)

Inchmarnock Estate Pty Ltd (property and management company in South Africa)

Chanteclair Estate Pty Ltd (guest house and vineyard ownership/management; South Africa)

5: Land and property

Island of Inchmarnock in Scotland on which I breed Highland cattle

Vineyard and guest house in South Africa; owned (ultimately) by Inchmarnock Ltd

10: Non-financial interests (b)

Chancellor, University of the West of Scotland

Regent, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh

10: Non-financial interests (c)

Chairman, Riverside Museum Appeal

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Chairman, Smith Group (advising Scottish Government on educational issues, especially 16/19 year-olds not in education, employment or training)

President, Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland

Member of Council of Economic Advisers to First Minister of Scotland (non-political group)