Lord Sassoon

Lord Sassoon

Full title

The Lord Sassoon


James Sassoon



Joined the Lords

29 May 2010

Contact details

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


UK Parliament

Post Date
Commercial Secretary (HM Treasury) 2010-13
Committee House Date
Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Bill [HL] Lords 2011-11

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Executive Director Jardine Matheson Group Companies 2013-
Director Jardine Lloyd Thompson 2013-
President Financial Action Task Force 2007-08
Managing Director HM Treasury 2002-05
Managing Director UBS Warburg 1997-02
Director SG Warburg and Co. 1995-97

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Trustee British Museum 2013-
Chairman China-Britain Business Council 2013-
Chairman Merchants Trust 2010-10
Chairman IFS School of Finance 2009-10
Trustee British Museum 2009-10
Director Nuclear Liabilities Fund 2008-10
Director Merchants Trust 2006-10
Director Partnerships UK 2002-06
Trustee National Gallery Trust 2002-09

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Jardine Matheson Holdings (diversified holding company with mainly Asian interests)
    • Matheson & Co (London subsidiary of Jardine Matheson Holdings)
    • Hongkong Land Holdings (Asian property; director's fees ceded to Jardine Matheson and not personally received by Lord Sassoon)
    • Dairy Farm International Holdings (Asian food retailing; director's fees ceded to Jardine Matheson and not personally received by Lord Sassoon)
    • Mandarin Oriental International (hotels; director's fees ceded to Jardine Matheson and not personally received by Lord Sassoon)
    • Jardine Lloyd Thompson (insurance broking; director's fees ceded to Jardine Matheson and not personally received by Lord Sassoon)
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (non-practising)
    • Former Member of Lloyd's (resigned)
    • Member, Global Advisory Board, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
    • Member, European Advisory Panel, All Nippon Airways
  • 4: Shareholdings (b)

    • Abbott Laboratories (healthcare)
    • ANZ Banking Group Ltd (banking)
    • Argo Investments Ltd (Australian investment company)
    • BAE Systems plc (aerospace and defence)
    • Bank of Montreal (banking)
    • Bank of Nova Scotia (banking)
    • BCE Inc (communications)
    • BHP Billiton (mining)
    • Brambles Ltd (pallets and logistics)
    • British American Tobacco plc (tobacco)
    • British Assets Trust plc (global investment company)
    • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (banking)
    • Chevron Corp (oil and gas)
    • ConocoPhillips (oil and gas)
    • Devon Energy (oil and gas)
    • Diebold Inc (security systems)
    • Dunedin Income Growth Investment Trust (UK investment company)
    • Emerson Electric Co (industrial manufacturing and technology)
    • Experian plc (support services)
    • GlaxoSmithKline plc (pharmaceutical)
    • Honeywell International Inc (technology manufacturing)
    • International Business Machines Corp (information technology)
    • IMI plc (industrial engineering)
    • Ingersoll-Rand plc (engineering and manufacturing)
    • Johnson & Johnson (medical and consumer products)
    • Kimberly-Clark Corp (personal and healthcare products)
    • Marston's plc (brewing and pub retailing)
    • Merchants Trust plc (UK investment company)
    • Morgan Advanced Materials plc (advanced materials)
    • Raytheon Co (defence and aerospace)
    • Rio Tinto plc (mining)
    • Royal Dutch Shell plc (oil and gas)
    • Standard Chartered plc (banking)
    • Unilever plc (food and household products)
    • Xylem Inc (water technology)
    • Jardine Matheson Holdings (diversified Asian interests)
    • Allegion plc (security products)
    • Murray Income Trust (UK investment company)
    • City of London Investment Trust plc (UK investment trust)
    • Inmarsat plc (satellite communications)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (c)

    • Trustee, The British Museum
  • 10: Non-financial interests (d)

    • Member of the Committee, The Hong Kong Association
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Chairman, China-Britain Business Council