Lord Jay of Ewelme

Lord Jay of Ewelme

Full title

The Lord Jay of Ewelme GCMG


Michael Jay



Joined the Lords

18 September 2006

Contact details

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


UK Parliament

Committee House Date
EU Sub Committee F - Home Affairs, Health and Education Lords 2014-
Draft Enhanced Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill (Joint Committee) Lords 2012-12
EU Sub Committee C - External Affairs Lords 2012-13
EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy Lords 2008-12
Intergovernmental Organisations Committee Lords 2007-08
Draft Climate Change Bill (Joint Committee) Lords 2007-07
EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions Lords 2006-08

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Trustee British Council 2002-06
Permanent Under-Secretary Foreign and Commonwealth Office 2002-06
Ambassador British Embassy, Paris 1996-01

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Trustee Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company 2013-
Chairman (formerly Member) British Library Advisory Council 2011-
Non Executive Director EDF SA (France) 2009-
Non Executive Director Credit Agricole SA (France) 2008-12
Non Executive Director Candover PLC 2007-
Non Executive Director Valeo SA (France) 2007-
Chairman Merlin (NGO) 2007-13
Non Executive Director Associated British Foods 2006-
Vice-Chairman Business for New Europe 2006-

Member's focus

Energy and environment
European Union
International affairs

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Non-executive Director, Associated British Foods (ABF)
    • Non-executive Director, Valéo SA (car components)
    • Trustee, Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company (a remunerated non-executive directorship, described as a Trustee)
  • 5: Land and property

    • Shop in Oxfordshire, with rental income from flat above
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • Chairman, British Library Advisory Council
  • 10: Non-financial interests (c)

    • Vice Chairman, Business for New Europe (BNE)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Trustee, Magdalen College, Oxford, Development Trust
    • Member, Chatham House Panel of Senior Advisers
    • Member, Senior European Experts Group (an independent group that prepares briefing papers on contemporary European and EU topics)