Lord Smith of Kelvin

Lord Smith of Kelvin

Full title

The Lord Smith of Kelvin KT


Robert Smith



Joined the Lords

29 May 2008

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 0207 219 5353
Fax: 0207 219 5979


Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Chairman Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 Org Committee 2008-
Chairman SSE plc 2005-
Non-Executive Director Standard Bank Group plc 2003-
Chairman The Weir Group plc 2002-13

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Chancellor University of the West of Scotland 2003-
Board Member British Council 2002-05
Governor BBC 1999-04
President Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland 1996-97
Chairman National Museums of Scotland 1993-02

Member's focus

Business, industry and consumers
Culture, media and sport
Economy and finance
Energy and environment

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Chairman, Scottish and Southern Energy plc (utility)
    • Chairman, Weir Group plc (engineering)
    • Chairman, Glasgow 2014 Ltd (Commonwealth Games Organising Committee)
    • Director, Standard Bank Group Ltd (banking)
    • Director, Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd (banking)
    • Chairman, UK Green Investment Bank plc
  • 4: Shareholdings (a)

    • Inchmarnock Ltd (holding company for property interests in South Africa)
    • Inchmarnock Marine Ltd (dormant; boat hire)
    • Inchmarnock Estate Pty Ltd (property and management company in South Africa)
    • Chanteclair Estate Pty Ltd (guest house and vineyard ownership/management; South Africa)
  • 4: Shareholdings (b)

    • Scottish and Southern Energy plc (energy)
    • Weir Group plc (minerals, oil and gas and power)
    • 3i Group plc (private equity)
    • Close Enhanced Commodities Fund II Ltd (closed-end investment company)
    • Baronsmead 2 VCT (venture capital trust)
    • Rocksure Property Fund (property)
    • Equity and Law Single Premium Investment Bond (life assurance)
  • 5: Land and property

    • Island of Inchmarnock in Scotland on which I breed Highland cattle
    • Vineyard and guest house in South Africa; owned (ultimately) by Inchmarnock Ltd
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • Chancellor, University of the West of Scotland
    • Regent, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
  • 10: Non-financial interests (c)

    • Chairman, Riverside Museum Appeal
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Chairman, Smith Group (advising Scottish Government on educational issues, especially 16/19 year-olds not in education, employment or training)
    • President, Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland
    • Member of Council of Economic Advisers to First Minister of Scotland (non-political group)