Lord Patten of Barnes

Lord Patten of Barnes

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Lord Patten of Barnes CH


Christopher Patten



Joined the Lords

11 January 2005

Contact details

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


UK Parliament

Post Date
European Commissioner 2000-04
Party Chair, Conservative Party 1990-92
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1990-92
Secretary of State for Environment 1989-90
Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Overseas Development) 1986-89
Minister of State (Department of Education and Science) 1985-86
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) 1983-85
Committee House Date
Defence Committee Commons 1982-83
Procedure Committee Commons 1982-83
Constituency Date
Bath 1979-92

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Chairman BBC Trust 2011-14

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Non-executive Director, Russell Reynolds Associates Inc (company research)
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Member, European Advisory Board, Bridgepoint (private equity group)
    • Member, EDF Stakeholder Advisory Panel (electricity)
    • Occasional income from writing and speaking engagements
    • Member, International Advisory Board of BP (energy)
    • Adviser, Hutchison Europe (telecomms, property, transport)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • Chancellor, Oxford University
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • International Adviser, Praemium Imperiale, Japan Art Association
    • Co-chair, India-UK Roundtable
    • Co-Chair, British Council Italy-UK Annual Conference
    • Trustee, the Tablet Journal
    • President, Committee to propose reforms on Vatican Media