Lord Owen

Lord Owen

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Lord Owen CH

Name

David Owen

Party/group

Independent Social Democrat

Joined the Lords

30 June 1992

Contact details

Parliamentary

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 0207 219 5353
Fax: 0207 219 5979
contactholmember@parliament.uk

External/Private Office

External Office
Tel: 01442 872 617; Fax: 01442 876 108
davidowen@lorddavidowen.co.uk

Web & Social media

Biography

UK Parliament

Post Date
Leader of the Social Democratic Party 1988-90
Leader of the Social Democratic Party 1983-87
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy 1979-80
Foreign Secretary 1977-79
Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) 1976-77
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Security) 1974-76
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Security) 1974-74
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Navy) 1968-70
Constituency Date
Plymouth, Devonport 1974-92
Plymouth, Sutton 1966-74

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Chairman Daedalus Trust 2010-
Director Hyperdynamics Corporation 2009-
Consultant Epion Holdings and USM Holdings 2005-
Chairman Yukos International UK 2002-05
Director Abbott Laboratories Inc 1996-11
Chairman Middlesex Holdings (later GNE) 1995-06
Research Fellow Medical Unit 1966-68
Neurological and Psychiatric Registrar St Thomas' Hospital 1964-66

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Chancellor University of Liverpool 1996-09
Member Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict 1994-99
EU Co-chairman International Conference on the Former Yugoslavia 1992-95
Member Palme Commission on Disarmament and Security Issues 1980-89

Member's focus

Policy
Defence
European Union
Health services and medicine
International affairs
Parliament, government and politics
World
Africa
Europe
Middle East
USA

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Europe Steel plc
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Medical Practitioner (non-practising)
    • Income is received from Methuen Publishing for writing books; and from international consultancy work (see category 3)
  • 3: Clients

    • Epion Holdings Limited, registered in BVI; main shareholder Alisher Usmanov
    • USM Holdings Ltd, registered in BVI; main shareholder Alisher Usmanov
  • 4: Shareholdings (b)

    • Abbott Laboratories Inc (healthcare)
    • Abbvie Inc (pharmaceutical research)
    • Deere & Co (agricultural and construction manufacturer)
    • Hyperdynamics Corporation (oil exploration)
    • IMI plc (industrial)
    • John Lewis plc
    • Prusik Umbrella Ucits Fund plc (Asian equity)
    • Foresight Solar Fund Ltd (environmental funds)
    • Goldfinch Pictures Ltd (film production)
    • Wahlgreen Company (drug retailing chain)
    • BTG (healthcare)
    • Amazon.com, Inc
    • Schlumberger Limited (technology for oil/gas industries)
    • Hyatt Hotels
    • Tesla Motors
    • Gilead Sciences, Inc (biopharmaceutical company)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (a)

    • Director, Center for International Humanitarian Co-operation
    • Chairman, Daedalus Trust
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • President, River Thames Society