Lord Kerr of Kinlochard

Lord Kerr of Kinlochard

Full title

The Lord Kerr of Kinlochard GCMG


John Kerr



Joined the Lords

30 June 2004

Contact details

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


UK Parliament

Committee House Date
European Union Committee (L) Lords 2014-
EU Sub Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs Lords 2012-
EU Sub-Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade Lords 2010-12
EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions Lords 2008-11
European Union Committee (L) Lords 2006-10
EU Sub-Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade Lords 2004-08

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Deputy Chairman Scottish Power 2011-
Deputy Chairman Royal Dutch Shell 2005-12
Director Rio Tinto 2003-
Secretary-General EU Convention 2002-03
Director Scottish American Investment Trust 2002-
Permanent Under Secretary FCO 1997-02
Ambassador to the USA HM Government 1995-97
Ambassador to the EU HM Government 1990-95

Public life

Post Organisation Date
President St Andrew's Clinics for Children 2010-
President UK/Korea Forum for the Future 2007-13
Vice President European Policy Centre 2007-
Chairman Imperial College London 2005-11
Trustee Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland 2005-
Chairman Centre for European Reform 2004-
Trustee Fulbright Commission 2004-09
Trustee National Gallery 2002-10
Trustee Rhodes Trust 1997-10

Member's focus

Energy and environment
European Union
International affairs
East Asia

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Non-executive Director, Rio Tinto plc
    • Non-executive Director, Rio Tinto Ltd (Australia)
    • Deputy Chairman, Scottish Power plc
    • Non-executive Director, Scottish American Investment Co Ltd
    • Member, Campaign for British Influence in Europe Ltd
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Member, Investment Advisory Board, Edinburgh Partners (fund management)
  • 4: Shareholdings (b)

    • Royal Dutch Shell plc (oil & gas)
    • Rio Tinto plc (mining & metals)
    • Scottish American Investment Trust (global growth and investment company)
    • European Investment Trust plc
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Chairman, Centre for European Reform (London)
    • Vice President, European Policy Centre (Brussels)
    • Trustee, Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland (Dunfermline)
    • Committee Member, Bilderberg Association (registered charity)
    • Executive Committee Member, Trilateral Commission (fosters closer cooperation among core industrialized areas of the world)
    • President, St Andrew's Clinics for Children (Glasgow)