Lord Flight

Lord Flight

Full title

The Lord Flight


Howard Flight



Joined the Lords

13 January 2011

Contact details

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


UK Parliament

Post Date
Deputy Chair, Conservative Party 2004-05
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury 2002-04
Committee House Date
EU Sub Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs Lords 2012-
EU Sub-Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade Commons 2010-12
Social Security Commons 1998-99
Environment Sub-committee Commons 1997-98
Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs Commons 1997-98
Constituency Date
Arundel & South Downs 1997-05

Political life – other

Job title Organisation Date
Member Advisory Board IEA 2010-
Council Member Centre for Policy Studies 2008-
Chairman The 1900 Club 2008-
President Conservative City Circle 2006-10
Deputy Chairman & Special Envoy to the City of London Conservative Party 2004-05
Member HM Treasury - Tax Consultative Committee 1985-92

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Chairman Aurora Investment Trust plc 2011-
Director Edge Performance VCT plc 2011-
Director Metrobank plc 2010-
Chairman Downing Structured Opportunities VCT plc 2009-
Chairman Flight and Partners 2007-
Director Marechale Capital 2007-
Chairman CIM Investment Management Ltd 2006-
Commissioner Guernsey Financial Services Commission 2006-
Chairman EIS Association 2005-
Director Investec Asset Management Ltd 1987-

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Chairman Croome Court (National Trust) Appeal Committee 2010-
Trustee The Africa Research Institute 2006-
Governor Brentwood School 1989-
Vice-President and Trustee The Elgar Foundation 1979-

Member's focus

Business, industry and consumers
Economy and finance
Employment and training
European Union
Social Security and pensions
East Anglia
Greater London
West Midlands
United States
South-Eastern Asia

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Chairman, Flight & Partners Limited (manager, private equity fund)
    • Director, Investec Asset Management Limited (international investment manager)
    • Chairman, CIM Investment Management Limited (emerging markets investment manager)
    • Chairman, Downing Structured Opportunities VCT1 plc (venture capital trust)
    • Director, Metro Bank plc (retail bank)
    • Director, Marechale Capital (corporate finance house)
    • Chairman, Aurora Investment Trust plc (investing primarily in equities mainly listed on the London Stock Exchange)
    • Director, Edge Performance VCT plc (investing in the entertainment/media sectors)
    • Director, Investec Asset Management Holdings (Pty) Ltd
    • Director, R5 FX Ltd (emerging market currency trading)
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Commissioner, Guernsey Financial Services Commission (regulator)
    • Consultant, Kinetic Partners (investment management industry consultants)
    • Trustee, IAM Pension Fund (Investec Asset Management)
    • Consultant, Tax Incentivised Savings Association (TISA) (representative body for retail investment management industry)
    • Chairman, EIS Association (representative body for lawyers, accountants, promoters of Enterprise Investment Scheme qualifying companies)
    • Member Investment Committee, Guinness Renewable Energy EIS Fund
    • Consultant, Arden Partners (stockbroker/corporation finance house)
    • Member of Advisory Board, Praesidian Capital (fund providing mezzanine loan finance to smaller and medium sized businesses)
  • 3: Clients

    • As Chairman, EIS Association (representative body for lawyers, accountants, promoters of EIS qualifying companies), public affairs advice is provided to the Association
    • As Consultant to TISA (representative body for retail investment management industry), public affairs advice is provided to TISA
  • 4: Shareholdings (b)

    • Flight & Partners Limited (manager, private equity fund)
    • Flight & Partners Recovery Fund (private equity recovery fund)
    • Downing Structured Opportunities VCT1 plc (venture capital trust)
    • Metro Bank plc (retail bank)
    • Chaarat Gold Holdings Limited (owner/developer of gold mines)
    • iJento Limited (formerly Site Intelligence Ltd) (multi-channel customer intelligence)
  • 5: Land and property

    • House and woods in Worcestershire
    • Farmland in Worcestershire from which rental income is received
    • Flat in semi-basement of Member's house in London SW1 from which rental income is received
  • 7: Overseas visits

    • Visit to Azerbaijan, 26 May–31 May 2014, as part of a Parliamentary Group to meet with political and parliamentary figures including the President of the Republic, ministers, the British Ambassador, local public service centres, representatives of international organisations, human rights groups and IDP/Refugee camp of displaced people from the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh; cost of flights and five nights' hotel accommodation met by The European Azerbaijan Society
  • 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality

    • As a member of the Lords and Commons Cigar Club I receive regular hospitality and invitations to events during the course of the calendar year which together amount to more than £140 and all of which are paid for by the Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association
  • 10: Non-financial interests (a)

    • Director, Flight & Barr Limited (dormant company)
    • Director, Gulf Overseas Investment Fund Limited (private investment fund)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • Governor, Brentwood School, Essex
  • 10: Non-financial interests (c)

    • Chairman, Croome Court National Trust Appeal Committee
    • Trustee and Vice President, Elgar Foundation
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Member of Advisory Board, Centre for Policy Studies
    • Member of Advisory Board, Institute of Economic Affairs
    • Member of Advisory Board, Financial Services Forum