Lord Balfe

Lord Balfe

Full title

The Lord Balfe


Richard Balfe



Joined the Lords

19 September 2013

Contact details

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


UK Parliament

Committee House Date
EU Sub Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs Lords 2014-

Political life – other

Job title Organisation Date
MEP European Parliament 1979-04
Member Greater London Council 1973-77

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Member Actuarial and Technical Committee CERN PFGB 2011-17
Member Pension Fund Governing Board CERN 2009-14
Chairman Anglian Community Leisure 2007-13
Trained Private Commercial Mediator 2005-
Chairman European Parliament Members Pension Fund 1994-

Public life

Post Organisation Date
President Cambridge Conservative Association 2014-
Trade Union Envoy Conservative Party 2010-13
Trade Union Envoy for David Cameron 2007-10
President Tottenham Conservative Association 2005-13

Member's focus

European Union
Health services and medicine
International affairs
Social security and pensions
East Anglia
Hong Kong
North America

Register of Interests

  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Specialist Director, CERN Pension Fund; a fee is paid per meeting attended plus travel, hotel and any incidental expenses
    • Speaking engagement, 12 May 2014; chaired Annual Debate of Law Debenture UK
  • 4: Shareholdings (b)

    • One of Member's ISAs has a registrable investment in pharmaceuticals
  • 7: Overseas visits

    • Visit to Istanbul, Turkey, 13-16 December 2013, as guest of Parliamentary Exchange and Dialogue project at conference where I gave address on “Civil Society and Globalisation”; flights, meals and hotel accommodation were met by European Commission through External Action Service and Government of Turkey; there was no speaker's fee.
  • 10: Non-financial interests (a)

    • Chairman, European Parliament Members' Pension Fund
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Member of General Committee, Reform Club