Baroness Byford

Baroness Byford

Full title

The Baroness Byford DBE


Hazel Byford



Joined the Lords

15 October 1996

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 0207 219 3095


UK Parliament

Committee House Date
EU Sub Committee D - Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy Lords 2013-
EU Sub Committee D - Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy Lords 2012-12
EU Sub-Committee D - Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment Lords 2010-12
Draft Marine Bill (Joint Committee) Lords 2008-08

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Poultry Farmer Own business 1957-62

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Underward Worshipful Company of Farmers 2011-12
President Leicestershire Clubs for Young People 2006-
Lay Canon Leicester Cathedral 2003-
Committee Member Rail Users Consultative Committee 1994-95
Committee Member Transport Users Consultative Committee 1989-94
Leicestershire County Organiser Women’s Royal Voluntary Service (WRVS) 1972-76
Leicestershire County Staff Women’s Royal Voluntary Service (WRVS) 1961-76

Member's focus

Agriculture, animals, food and rural affairs
Communities and families
Energy and environment

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Director, Donald Byford Limited (family farming company)
  • 4: Shareholdings (b)

    • Aberdeen Global Equity Fund
    • Barclays plc (banking)
    • BP plc (oil)
    • British American Tobacco plc
    • BHP Billiton (global resources)
    • Bank of Montreal (banking)
    • Croda International plc (speciality chemicals)
    • Diageo (drinks)
    • Experian plc (credit information)
    • Galliford Try plc (homes)
    • Electra Private Equity Trust
    • General Electric Company (USA) (multinational conglomerate corporation)
    • HSBC plc (banking)
    • GlaxoSmithKline plc (pharmaceuticals)
    • Reckitt Benckiser plc (personal care)
    • Rio Tinto plc (mining)
    • Royal Dutch Shell plc (oil & gas)
    • Standard Chartered Bank plc (banking)
    • Tesco plc (retail)
    • Toronto Dominion Bank (banking)
    • Unilever plc (domestic products)
    • WestPac Banking Corporation (banking)
    • Prudential plc (financial services)
    • J Sainsbury plc (retail)
    • Aviva plc (insurance)
    • Burberry Group plc (luxury fashion house)
  • 5: Land and property

    • Farm in Suffolk
    • Two cottages in Leicestershire, from which rental income is received
    • Six houses in Suffolk, from which rental income is received
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • Member of Court, University of Leicester
  • 10: Non-financial interests (c)

    • Chairman, Leicester Cathedral Council
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • President, Young Leicestershire (formerly Leicestershire Clubs for Young People)
    • President, Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF)
    • Master, Worshipful Company of Farmers