Lord Burns

Lord Burns

Full title

The Lord Burns GCB


Terence Burns



Joined the Lords

20 July 1998

Contact details


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

External/Private Office

Santander UK plc, 2 Triton Square, Regent’s Place, London, NW1 3AN
Tel: 020 7756 5550
Fax: 020 7756 5644


UK Parliament

Committee House Date
Economic Affairs Committee (L) Lords 2001-03
Financial Services and Markets (Joint Committee) Lords 1999-99
Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England Lords 1998-01

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Chairman Channel 4 Television Corporate 2009-
Chairman Marks & Spencer plc 2006-08
Non Executive Director Banco Santander 2004-
Chairman of Governing Body Royal Academy of Music 2003-
Chairman Santander UK plc (formerly Abbey National plc) 2002-
Chairman Glas Cymrus Limited (Welsh Water) 2000-10
Non Executive Director The British Land Company plc 2000-05
Non Executive Director Legal and General Group plc 1999-01
Non Executive Director Pearson plc 1999-10

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Non Executive Member Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) 2011-
Chairman Structural Review of the Football Association on behalf of the FA 2005-06
Independent Adviser to the Secretary of State BBC Charter Review 2004-06
Chairman National Lottery Commission 2000-01
Chairman Committee of Inquiry into “The Impact of Hunting with Dogs in England and Wales” 1999-00
Permanent Secretary H M Treasury 1991-98
Chief Economic Adviser H M Treasury and head of the Government Economic Service 1980-91

Member's focus

Business, industry and consumers
Culture, media and sport
Economy and finance
Parliament, government and politics
Brecon (Powys, Wales)
North East England

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Chairman, Santander UK plc
    • Chairman, Channel 4 Television Corporation
    • Non-executive Director, Banco Santander SA
  • 4: Shareholdings (b)

    • Banco Santander SA
    • British Land Company plc
    • Marks and Spencer plc
    • Pearson plc
    • Royal Dutch Shell plc
    • Diageo plc (drinks)
    • National Grid plc (energy)
  • 5: Land and property

    • Farm in Powys
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • Chairman, Governing Body, Royal Academy of Music
    • Non-executive Member of the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Vice President, Royal Economic Society
    • Cambrian Music Trust
    • QPR in the Community Trust (football)