Lord Grade of Yarmouth

Lord Grade of Yarmouth

Full title

The Lord Grade of Yarmouth CBE


Michael Grade



Joined the Lords

25 January 2011

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 0207 219 5353


UK Parliament

Committee House Date
Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Committee Lords 2012-13
Draft Defamation Bill (Joint Committee) Lords 2011-11

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Chairman and CEO ITV plc 2007-09
Chairman BBC 2004-06
Executive Chair and CEO First Leisure plc 1997-98
CEO First Leisure plc 1997-00
Non-Executive Chair First Leisure plc 1995-97
Chief Executive Channel 4 1988-97
Director of Programmes London Weekend Television 1977-81

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Trustee Science Museum 2012-
Commissioner Press Complaints Commission 2011-14

Member's focus

Business, industry and consumers
Culture, media and sport
Isle of Wight
Middle East

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Non-executive Chairman, Pinewood Shepperton plc (film studios)
    • Director, National Angels Ltd (commercial arm of National Theatre, but privately funded)
    • Non-executive Director, WRG (1% equity) (creative communications company)
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Income from: BBC for radio and television appearances; public speaking
  • 4: Shareholdings (a)

    • Grade Linnit (theatres consortium; 50% shareholder; not yet trading)
  • 4: Shareholdings (b)

    • AKL Technologies (software development)
    • Xigo Health
    • Ingenious Film Investment Scheme
    • Pinewood Shepperton plc
  • 10: Non-financial interests (a)

    • Vice President, Chartered Institute of Marketing
    • Non-executive Chairman, Infinity Creative Media Ltd (not remunerated at present)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (c)

    • National Angels (commercial arm of the Royal National Theatre)
    • Ambassador, RADA
    • Trustee, Science Museum Group
    • Chair of Advisory Board, National Media Museum
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Trustee, Band Aid
    • Member, Executive Appeal Team, Healing Foundation
    • Trustee, Tall Ships Youth Trust
    • Trustee, the Samaritans