Lord Gavron

Lord Gavron

Full title

The Lord Gavron CBE


Robert Gavron



Joined the Lords

6 August 1999

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
Fax: 020 7219 5979


UK Parliament

Committee House Date
Works of Art Committee (L) Lords 2005-09
Works of Art Committee (L) Lords 1999-03

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Proprietor Carcanet Press 1983-
Chairman The Folio Society 1982-
Director Electra Management 1981-92
Director Octopus Publishing 1975-87
Chairman St Ives plc 1964-93

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Governor London School of Economics 1997-02
Trustee National Gallery 1994-01
Director Royal Opera House 1992-98
Chairman Open College of Arts 1991-96
Trustee Institute for Public Policy Research 1991-09

Member's focus

Business, industry and consumers
Culture, media and sport
Economy and finance
United States

Register of Interests

  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Chairman & Proprietor, Folio Society (book publishers)
    • Chairman & Proprietor, Carcanet Press (literary publisher)
  • 4: Shareholdings (a)

    • Controlling shareholding in Folio Holdings Ltd (holding company for Folio Society and Carcanet Press)
    • Kenedix Office Investment Corporation (real estate investment trust company)
  • 4: Shareholdings (b)

    • Shares and bonds are held in discretionary accounts managed by: Cazenove Capital Management Ltd; Ruffer LLP; Killick & Co
    • 1.25% Treasury index-linked 22/11/2017 (British government index-linked gilt)
    • 1.25% Treasury index-linked 22/11/2055 (British government index-linked gilt)
    • CG Portfolio Fund Real Return "A" GBP (Overseas index-linked bond fund)
    • Ruffer Illiquid Strategies Fund of Funds 2009 Ltd (credit fund)
    • CF Ruffer Absolute Return C Account (OEIC)
    • Treasury 1.25% index-linked 22/11/2017 (British government index-linked gilt)
    • BP plc (oil and gas producer)
    • Royal Dutch Shell plc (oil and gas producer)
    • BHP Billiton plc (mining)
    • Rolls-Royce Group plc (aerospace and defence)
    • IMI plc (industrial engineering)
    • Diageo plc (beverages)
    • Nestlé SA (food producer)
    • Unilever NV (food producer)
    • Imperial Tobacco Group plc (tobacco)
    • Rhoen-Klinikum AG (healthcare)
    • AstraZeneca plc (pharmaceuticals and biotechnology)
    • GlaxoSmithKline plc (pharmaceuticals and biotechnology)
    • Roche Holdings AG (pharmaceuticals and biotechnology)
    • Sanofi-Aventis (pharmaceuticals and biotechnology)
    • Wolters Kluwer NV (media)
    • Vodafone Group plc (mobile telecommunications)
    • Prudential plc (life insurance)
    • Electra Private Equity plc (equity investment)
    • JP Morgan Indian IT plc (equity investment)
    • Anson Fund Managers Ltd (unitised structured investments)
    • BAE Systems plc (defence and aerospace)
    • Barclays plc (banking)
    • BG Group plc (oil and gas)
    • Centrica plc (energy)
    • Close Brothers Group plc (finance)
    • Land Securities Group (property)
    • Rio Tinto plc (mining and exploration)
    • Serco Group plc (support services)
    • Tesco plc (retail)
    • Cazenove Investment Fund Management Ltd Strategic Bond Fund Class A I
    • University Capital Trust
    • Findlay Park Funds FP American Smaller Companies
    • Henderson Far East Inc ORD SHS NPV
    • Aberdeen Global Chinese Equity D2 Acc
    • Aberdeen UT MGRS Emerging Markets I Acc Nav
    • Findlay Park Funds Latin American USD INC
    • First State INV HK China Growth I USD DIS NAV
    • JP Morgan Indian Investment Trust
    • Eco Animal Health plc (pharmaceuticals; biotechnology)
    • CG Portfolio Fund Real Return D (overseas index-linked)
    • HSBC Holdings plc (Hong Kong) (banking)
    • JP Morgan US Equity Income C Inc NAV (investment fund)
    • First State Asia Pacific Leaders B Inc NAV (investment fund)
    • JPMorgan Global Emerging Markets Income Trust plc ORD SUBS GBP 0.01
    • UK Government 1.875% I/L STK 22/11/22 GBP
    • Invesco Perpetual Tactical Bond Inc NAV (investment fund)
    • M&G Optimal Income A Acc (investment fund)
    • Capita Financial Managers Trojan O Inc NAV (investment fund)
    • Ruffer Investment Co Red Ptg Pref Shs GBP0.0001 (investment fund)
    • Syngenta AG (crop-protection chemicals)
    • Anglo-American plc (diversified mining; natural resources)
    • Polar Capital Funds plc (global technology fund)
    • Dart Group (industrial goods and services)
    • Avesco Group (media)
    • SQS Software Quality Systems AG (technology)
    • Wandisco plc (technology)
    • 0.25% Treasury Index Linked 22/3/2052
    • 0.375% Treasury Index Linked 22/03/2062
    • 0.5% Treasury Index Linked 22/3/2050
    • Ruffer Illiquid Strategies Fund 2011 Ltd
    • Ruffer SICAV UK Mid & Smaller Companies Z GBP Di
    • BT Group plc (telecommunications)
    • E-Therapeutics plc (drug discovery and development company)
    • Atmel Corp Com (designer and manufacturer of semiconductors)
    • Lockheed Martin Co (global security company)
    • Texas Instruments (global semiconductor design & manufacturing company)
    • CF Ruffer European C Acc
    • TAG Immobilien AG NPV (german property)
    • Volkswagen AG NON VTG PRF NPV (automobile production)
    • CF Ruffer Japanese C Acc
    • Kenedix Realty Inv REIT
    • Mitsubishi Elec CP NPV
    • Mitsubishi Estate NPV
    • Mitsubishi UFJ Finance NPV
    • Mizuho Financial Group NPV
    • Nomura Real Estate Income NPV
    • Resona Holdings NPV
    • Seven & I Holdings NPV
    • Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group NPV (integrated trading company)
    • T&D Holdings Inc NPV
    • Tokio Marine Holdings Inc
    • Ruffer Protection Strategies International Z GBP
    • Ruffer SICAV Global Smaller Companies Z GBP Dis
    • Red Kite Compass Fund Class D Shares
    • Cairn Energy plc (oil and gas exploration)
    • Glencore Xstrata (commodity training and mining)
    • Informa plc (publishing and conference company)
    • Law Debenture Corp plc (investment trust)
    • Reed Elsevier (publisher and information provider)
    • St Ives Group (marketing solutions and book publishing)
    • SSE plc (energy)
    • JP Morgan AMER IT ORD GBP0.25
    • Veritas Funds plc VERITAS GBL EQ INC GBP A
    • CG Portfolio FD THE DOLLAR D GBP NAV
    • BH Macro Ltd ORD NPV GBP (investment company)
    • Majedie Asset MANA TORTOISE G GBP
    • Electrocomponents plc (electronic components distribution)
    • Synergy Health plc (sterilisation/laundry)
    • Smith (DS) (packaging)
    • Smith & Nephew plc (engineering)
    • Marks and Spencer plc (retail)
    • Legal and General Group plc (insurance)
    • Kinross Gold Corporation (mining)
    • 0.25% Treasury index-linked 22/03/2052 (British government index-linked gilt)
    • Yamana Gold Inc (gold production and development)
    • Goldcorp Inc (gold production and development)
    • Annaly Capital Management Inc (real estate investment trust)
    • Ruffer SICAV Fixed Income Z GBP Cap
    • JPMorgan Chase & Co (financial services)
    • Microsoft Corporation (computing)
    • NTT Data Corporation (system integration company)
    • Volkswagen AG (automotive company)
    • Red Kite Compass Fund Class D shares Jan 2014
    • Barratt Developments plc (property development)
    • Gold Bullion Securities 0% Undates Nts USD 0.00001
    • Silver Wheaton Corp (precious metal streaming company)
    • Volkswagen AG (automotive company)
    • Quindell plc (consulting, software, outsourcing and broking solutions)
    • USA Treasury Floating Rate Notes 30/04/2016
    • USA Treasury Floating Rate Notes 31/07/2016
    • CF Ruffer Pacific C Acc
    • 1.875% Treasury Index-linked 22/11/2022 (British government index-linked gilt)
    • Ruffer SICAV Fixed Income Z GBP Dis
    • Fundsmith Emerging Equities Trust plc
    • Royal Bank of Scotland Group (banking)
    • Royal Dutch Shell B Shares (oil and gas)
    • Canadian Solar Inc (solar power modules and solar power systems)
    • Check Point Software Technologies Ltd (provider of software and combined hardware and software products for IT security)
    • Findlay Park FDS American USD Dis
    • Leucadia National Corporation (conglomerate)
    • Barrick Gold Corporation (gold mining company)
    • CF Ruffer Baker Steel Gold C Acc
    • Market Vectors Gold Miners
    • Vale SA (multinational diversified metals and mining company)
    • Compass Group plc (foodservice and support services)
    • Pearson plc (publishing and education)
    • Dixons Carphone plc (electrical and telecommunications retailer)
    • Pennon Group plc (water utility and waste management company)
    • Schroder UK Dynamic Smaller ISA Companies Fund shs class C Accumulation
    • S&W Kennox Strategic Value Fund shs class A GBP Accumulation
    • Schroder Strategic Credit Fund shs class C GBP Income
    • Trojan Investment Funds Trojan Fund shs class O Income
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • Fellow, St Peter's College, Oxford
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Chairman of Trustees, Robert Gavron Charitable Trust