Baroness Benjamin

Baroness Benjamin

Full title

The Baroness Benjamin OBE


Floella Benjamin


Liberal Democrat

Joined the Lords

26 June 2010

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 8901
Fax: 020 7219 5979

Web & Social media


UK Parliament

Committee House Date
EU Sub Committee F - Home Affairs, Health and Education Lords 2013-

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
CEO Floella Benjamin's Caribbean Kitchen Ltd 2007-07
Chairman Floella Benjamin Productions Ltd 2002-12
Chairman Crystal Rowe Ltd 1987-02
Actress and Author Freelance 1969-

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Board Member LOCOG - Diversity and Inclusion 2010-
Chair of Governors Isle of Sheppy Academy 2009-11
Chancellor University of Exeter 2006-
Board Member OFCOM Content Board 2003-06
Governor Dulwich College 2001-11
Vice President Barnardos 2000-
Chair BAFTA Television 1998-00
Governor National Film and Television School 1994-

Member's focus

Communities and families
Culture, media and sport

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Chief Executive Officer, Floella Benjamin Productions Ltd (company making television programmes) (dormant w.e.f. 7 December 2011)
    • Director, Floella Benjamin's Caribbean Kitchen Ltd (Caribbean ready meals) (dissolved w.e.f. 15 January 2012)
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Partner, Benjamin Taylor Associates (partnership; manages the Member's professional activities, speaking engagements etc; receives all remuneration etc payable to Member)
    • Partner, Flokeith Trading (partnership; on-line shop, selling books and DVDs from Member's website)
    • Member, Waitrose Corporate Social Responsibility Board
  • 4: Shareholdings (a)

    • Floella Benjamin Productions Ltd
    • Floella Food & Drink Ltd
  • 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality

    • Guest with husband at The Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television (Pact) fund-raising Gala Dinner for National Television and Production School, 18 June 2014
    • Guest (with husband) of Coral in their box at Royal Ascot, 19 June 2014
  • 10: Non-financial interests (a)

    • Director, National Film and Television School
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • Governor, Dulwich College
    • Chair of Governors, Isle of Sheppey Academy
    • Chancellor, University of Exeter
  • 10: Non-financial interests (c)

    • President, Elizabeth R Broadcasting Fund
    • Board Member, Olympic Diversity & Inclusion Committee
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Trustee, Sparks (children's medical research charity)
    • Vice President, Barnardos