Lord Richards of Herstmonceux

Lord Richards of Herstmonceux

Full title

The Lord Richards of Herstmonceux GCB CBE DSO

Name

David Richards

Party/group

Crossbench

Joined the Lords

24 February 2014

Contact details

House of Lords , London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: Tel: 020 7219 5353
contactholmember@parliament.uk

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Chairman and Director, Palliser Associates Ltd (provision of strategic advice to governments and companies) (the company is 100% owned by the Member and his wife - see category 4(a); personal clients are: Ondra Partners (whose business is financial advice); Vitol Group (whose business is energy provision); International Institute for Strategic Studies; the King and Government of Bahrain; the King and Government of Jordan; Government of UAE/Royal Ruby Group; Huntsworth plc (international PR and communications company); Apache Asia (traditional merchant bank with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore); Portfolio Consulting and Advisory Company LLC (an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management LP; USA); income from employment listed in category 2 is also paid to Palliser Associates Ltd)
    • Chairman and Director, Equilibrium Gulf Ltd (provision of geo-strategic advice to governments and companies) (see category 4(a) - no personal clients)
    • Chairman and Director, Equilibrium Global Ltd (provision of geo-strategic advice to governments and companies) (see category 4(a) - no personal clients)
    • Non-executive Chairman, Arturius International Ltd (a company started by ex-servicemen and specialising in logistic and transport services)
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Speaking engagement, 3 March 2014, Qatar Armed Forces Staff College, Qatar
    • Speaking engagement: visit to Oman with wife, 3-7 April 2014, to give lecture at National Defence College; fee paid, together with costs of accommodation and travel
    • Speaking engagement, 9 April 2014, Ernst & Young
    • Attendance at 4 day conference, 19-22 June 2014, on SS Queen Victoria organised by Midlands Business Council; Member was contracted through Military Speakers Ltd and received a fee and expenses; wife was also present as a guest of the Council
    • Two speaking engagements, 8 May 2014 and 13 May 2014, Said Business School, University of Oxford
  • 4: Shareholdings (a)

    • Palliser Associates Ltd (owned jointly with wife: 55% Member, 45% wife) (see category 1)
    • Equilibrium Gulf Ltd (Member owns 55% of company; see category 1)
    • Equilibrium Global Ltd (Member owns 55% of company; see category 1)
  • 7: Overseas visits

    • See category 2 (Qatar; Oman)
    • Visit to Sierra Leone, 2-4 May 2014, to receive decoration from the President and engage in discussions on Sierra Leone's development plans; to visit Milton Margai School for the Blind (of which the Member is a Patron) and the Sierra Leone Ex-Servicemen's Association in the Member's capacity as Deputy Grand President of the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League; costs of visit (Business Class flights and expenses including two nights' hotel accommodation) met by Melita Holdings; no fee was paid
    • Viisit to Geneva with wife, 15-16 May 2014, to address British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce; no fee was paid but cost of business class air fares, one night's accommodation in Geneva plus incidental expenses were met by British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce
    • Visit to Burma, 1-4 June 2014, made on behalf of the charity Inter-Mediate and DFID/FCO, to advise and maintain good relations with the Burmese military and politicians as they continue the process of democratisation in Burma; a fee and expenses were paid
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • Visiting Professor, Exeter University
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Governor, Ditchley Foundation
    • Deputy Grand President, Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League
    • Admiral, British Kiel Yacht Club
    • Admiral, Royal Artillery Yacht Club