Lord West of Spithead

Lord West of Spithead

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Lord West of Spithead GCB DSC

Name

Alan West

Party/group

Labour

Joined the Lords

9 July 2007

Contact details

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

Biography

UK Parliament

Post Date
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Security and Counter-terrorism) 2007-10
Committee House Date
National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) Lords 2014-

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Chairman of National Security Forum Cabinet Office 2007-10
First Sea Lord Ministry of Defence 2002-06
Commander in Chief Fleet Ministry of Defence 2000-02
Chief of Defence Intelligence Ministry of Defence 1997-00

Public life

Post Organisation Date
President Merchant Navy Association 2007-
Chancellor Southampton Solent University 2006-
Trustee Imperial War Museum 2006-14
Chairman and Trustee Cadet Vocational Qualification Organisation 2006-13

Member's focus

Policy
Defence
International affairs
Science and technology
Transport
Intelligence agencies
Counterterrorism
UK
Devon
Hampshire
Pembrokeshire
Thames Valley
West Coast Scotland
World
Arabian Gulf
Japan
South Asia
South East Asia
Pacific Rim

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Chairman, Spearfish Maritime Security Limited
    • Non-executive Director, MCM Solutions (extraction and management of data from digital and non-digital sources)
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Adviser, Nineteen Events (event organisers)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • Chancellor, Southampton Solent University
  • 10: Non-financial interests (c)

    • Trustee, Imperial War Museum
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • President, Merchant Navy Medal Fund
    • President, Merchant Navy Association
    • Knight President, Society of Knights of the Round Table