Lord O'Donnell

Lord O'Donnell

Full title

The Lord O'Donnell GCB


Augustine O'Donnell



Joined the Lords

10 January 2012

Contact details

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


Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Non-Executive Director Brookfield Asset Management 2013-
Chairman Frontier Economics 2013-
Adviser to the CEO TD Bank 2012-
Senior Adviser Frontier Economics 2012-
UK Board Member IMF and World Bank 1997-98
Lecturer in Economics University of Glasgow 1975-79

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service Civil Service 2005-11
Permanent Secretary HM Treasury 2005-

Member's focus

Business, industry and consumers
Culture, media and sport
Economy and finance
Energy and environment
Parliament, government and politics
Behaviour change

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Non-executive Director, Brookfield Asset Management
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Strategic Adviser to the Chief Executive of Toronto Dominion Bank
    • Chairman, Frontier Economics
    • Senior Fellow, Civil Service College, Singapore
    • Fellow, Institute for Government
    • Chair, Commission on Wellbeing, Legatum Institute
    • Payments from BBC Public Services for broadcasts
    • Payments from News International for articles
  • 4: Shareholdings (b)

    • The Member holds a number of ISAs, some of which are sector-specific investments (Euros, property), which collectively exceed the registration threshold
  • 7: Overseas visits

    • Visit to Singapore, 12-15 November 2013, as guest of Civil Service College; costs of visit met by hosts
    • Visit to Abu Dhabi, UAE, 17-20 November 2013, as chair of group on wellbeing and mental health to prepare material for annual World Economic Forum in Davos; cost of visit funded by government of Abu Dhabi
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • Visiting Professor, University College, London
    • Visiting Professor, London School of Economics
    • Chair, Advisory Board, Behavioural Insight Issues, Cabinet Office
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Trustee, The Tablet newspaper
    • Member, Economist Trust