Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon

Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon GCMG KBE CH


Jeremy Ashdown


Liberal Democrat

Joined the Lords

10 July 2001

Contact details

External/Private Office



House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 0207 219 8726; Fax: 0207 219 4290


UK Parliament

Post Date
Leader of the Liberal Democrats 1988-99
Committee House Date
Science and Technology Committee (Commons) Commons 2000-01
Members' Interests Commons 1984-86
Constituency Date
Yeovil 1983-01

Public life

Post Organisation Date
President UNICEF UK 2009-
International Community High Representative and European Special Representative Bosnia and Herzegovina 2002-06

Register of Interests

  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Member, Advisory Board of Group Silverline Limited (Yeovil, Somerset)
    • Fees from frequent but not regular newspaper articles for The Times, Guardian and Independent; payment for lectures, appearances and workshops, including appearances for the Royal College of Defence Studies and the Defence Academy, and BBC; and in connection with publication of books "A Fortunate Life" and "A Brilliant Little Operation"
    • Speaking engagement, 16 January 2014, Grant Thornton, London
    • Speaking engagement, 19 February 2014, Lloyds, Guernsey
    • Speaking engagement, 26 June 2014, Insurance Insider (London), Clacton-on-Sea
    • Speaking engagement, 7 July 2014, Retail Week Dinner, London
    • Speaking engagement, 19 September 2014, Oxford Analytica, Woodstock
    • Speaking engagement, 23 September 2014, Jupiter Asset Management, London
    • Speaking engagement, 30 September 2014, Henderson Global Investment, London
    • Speaking engagement, 26 November 2014, Shared Services, London
    • Speaking engagement, 1 December 2014, Standard Life, London
    • Speaking engagement, 10 Dec 2014, Buckingham University, London
  • 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality

    • Honorary membership of National Liberal Club
    • Honorary membership of the Commonwealth Club
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • President, UNICEF (UK)
    • Board Member, Interpeace (Geneva)