Lord Hunt of Kings Heath

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath OBE


Philip Hunt



Joined the Lords

20 October 1997

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 2030

Web & Social media


UK Parliament

Post Date
Shadow Spokesperson (Health) 2012-
Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords 2010-
Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) 2010-12
Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) 2010-12
Deputy Leader of the House of Lords 2008-10
Minister of State (Department of Energy and Climate Change) 2008-10
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Sustainable Development, Climate Change Adaptation and Air Quality) (also in the Department for Energy and Climate Change) 2008-09
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice) 2007-08
Minister of State (Department of Health) (NHS Reform) 2007-07
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions) 2005-07
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) 1998-03
Committee House Date
Leader's Group on Members Leaving the House (L) Lords 2010-11
Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee Lords 2003-05
Consolidation Bills (Joint Committee) Lords 1998-99

Political life – other

Job title Organisation Date
Councillor Birmingham City Council 1980-82
Councillor Oxford City Council 1973-79

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Chief Executive NHS Confederation 1996-97
Director National Association of Health Authorities 1984-96

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Chairman Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust 2011-14
President Royal Society of Public Health 2010-
President Health Care Supplies Association 2010-
Chairman National Patient Safety Agency 2004-05

Member's focus

Health services and medicine
Parliament, government and politics
Social services
West Midlands

Register of Interests

  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Self-employed consultant on NHS and wider health issues, t/a Philip Hunt Consultancy
    • Consultant and Trainer, Cumberlege Connections Ltd (NHS leadership/awareness programmes)
    • President, GS1 UK (an independent, not-for-profit organisation that allocates a unique prefix for users to create bar codes for their products)
  • 9: Miscellaneous financial interests

    • My daughter and brother-in-law have interests in organisations which receive grants from or have contracts with government departments and other public bodies; my brother-in-law owns Happy Computers and is paid by Parliament for training programmes; my step-son is partner in an IT company Pen Test Partners LLP which works in the public and private sectors; they have a contract with Parliament to carry out an ‘IT security health check’ of the new visitor ticket system and barcode scanners (until September 2014) - full details are with the Registrar; Member's wife started on Monday 28 July 2014 as an associate consultant at the Education and Training Foundation (Foundation is funded by a grant from the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills) and is working on a new project at ETF directly funded by BIS (including work on BIS and DFE funded project to support the proposed Prevent Duty for the training and education sector)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (d)

    • Vice President, West Midlands Labour Finance & Industry Group
    • President, British Fluoridation Society
    • Patron, Co-Gas Safety (a campaigning organisation)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Member, Living Streets (national charity, where daughter is Head of Policy & Communications)
    • President, Royal Society of Public Health
    • President, Health Care Supply Association (purchasing/supply network across UK, with a range of educational programmes)
    • Member of National Advisory Council, Easy Care Foundation (improved healthcare for older people)
    • President, Asian Guild (celebrating the contribution of Asian people to UK)