Lord Flight

Howard Flight

Howard Flight

Party

Conservative

Address as

Lord Flight

Contact details

Westminster

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
flighth@parliament.uk

Biography

Electoral history

Contested Southwark (Bermondsey) February and October 1974 general elections. MP (Conservative) for Arundel and South Downs 1997-2005; Whip withdrawn March 2005

Parliamentary career

Shadow Economic Secretary, HM Treasury 1999-2001; Shadow Paymaster General 2001-02; Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury 2002-04; Special envoy to City of London 2004-05

Party groups

Chair, Cambridge University Conservative Association 1968-69; Vice-chair, Federation of Conservative Students 1969; Deputy Chairman, Conservative Party 2004-05

Select committees

Member: Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs 1997-98, Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs (Environment Sub-Committee) 1997-98, Social Security 1998-99

Councils, public bodies

Member, HMG Tax Consultative Committee to HM Treasury 1985-92; Governor and trustee, Brentwood School

International bodies

Power Exchange Scholar 1969-71

Political interests

Taxation, economic policy, farming, charities, venture capital, EMU, private finance initiative

Countries of interest

China, India, South East Asia, USA

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Flight, of Worcester in the County of Worcestershire 2011

Register of Interests

1: Directorships

Chairman, Flight & Partners Limited (manager, private equity fund)

Director, Investec Asset Management Limited (international investment manager)

Chairman, CIM Investment Management Limited (emerging markets investment manager)

Chairman, Loudwater Trust Limited (private equity closed end company)

Chairman, CorporActive Fund Limited (Greater China open-ended fund)

Chairman, Downing Structured Opportunities VCT1 plc (venture capital trust)

Director, Metro Bank plc (retail bank)

Chairman, Arden Partners plc (stockbroker)

Chairman, Lynx Security Services Limited (guarding company)

Director, Marechale Capital (corporate finance house)

Chairman, Aurora Investment Trust plc (investing primarily in equities mainly listed on the London Stock Exchange)

Director, Edge Performance VCT plc (investing in the entertainment/media sectors)

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Commissioner, Guernsey Financial Services Commission (regulator)

Consultant, Kinetic Partners (investment management industry consultants)

Trustee, IAM Pension Fund (Investec Asset Management)

Consultant, Tax Incentivised Savings Association (TISA) (representative body for retail investment management industry)

Chairman, EIS Association (representative body for lawyers, accountants, promoters of Enterprise Investment Scheme qualifying companies)

Member Investment Committee, Guinness Renewable Energy EIS Fund

3: Clients

As Chairman, EIS Association (representative body for lawyers, accountants, promoters of EIS qualifying companies), public affairs advice is provided to the Association

As Consultant, TISA (representative body for retail investment management industry), public affairs advice is provided to TISA

4: Shareholdings (b)

Flight & Partners Limited (manager, private equity fund)

Flight & Partners Recovery Fund (private equity recovery fund)

CorporActive Fund (Greater China investment fund)

Downing Structured Opportunities VCT1 plc (venture capital trust)

Metro Bank plc (retail bank)

Arden Partners plc (stockbroker)

Chaarat Gold Holdings Limited (owner/developer of gold mines)

Site Intelligence Ltd (multi-channel customer intelligence)

5: Land and property

House and woods in Worcestershire

Farmland in Worcestershire from which rental income is received

Chalet in Chamonix, France, from which rental income is received

10: Non-financial interests (a)

Director, Flight & Barr Limited (dormant company)

Director, Gulf Overseas Investment Fund Limited (private investment fund)

10: Non-financial interests (b)

Governor, Brentwood School, Essex

10: Non-financial interests (c)

Chairman, Croome Court National Trust Appeal Committee

Vice President, Elgar Foundation