Lord Watson of Richmond

Lord Watson of Richmond

Full title

The Lord Watson of Richmond CBE


Alan Watson


Liberal Democrat

Joined the Lords

23 July 1999

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 0207 219 5353
Fax: 0207 219 5979

Web & Social media


UK Parliament

Committee House Date
EU Sub-Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade Lords 2005-09
EU Sub-Committee C Lords 1999-03

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Chairman Microsoft ICOMP 2012-
Chairman Raisin Social Ltd 2012-
Chairman Havas Media UK 2011-
Director The Leadership Agency 2011-13
Director St. Martin's Communications Group 2010-14
Chairman CTN Communications 2009-
Non-Executive Chairman Nexus Publishing 2008-
Chairman Burston Marsteller Europe 2000-10
Director Anglovision International Ltd 2000-05
Head of Media European Commission 1979-11
Chairman The Royal Television Society 1974-

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Chairman Jubilee Centre for Character and Values, Birmingham University 2012-
High Steward (Deputy Chancellor) Cambridge University 2010-
President British-German Association 2010-
President The European-Atlantic Movement (TEAM) 2010-
Chairman Father Thames Trust 2010-
Commander's Grand Cross Romania's Order of Merit 2010-
Knight's Grand Cross Germany's Order of Merit 2009-
Honorary Fellow Jesus College, Cambridge 2008-
Vice President English Speaking Union 2008-
Trustee Richmond Museum 2008-
Chairman The Cambridge Foundation 2005-
Patron Churchill Archives, Cambridge 2005-
Churchill Medal The Churchill Foundation 2005-
Chairman Council of Commonwealth Societies 2000-13
Fellow Royal Television Society 1992-

Member's focus

Economy and finance
European Union
International affairs
Parliament, government and politics
South Africa

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Chairman, CTN Communications
    • Chairman, Raisin Social Ltd
    • Chairman, Havas Media Group UK
    • Chairman, Nexus Publishing
    • Director, Anglovision International Ltd
    • Director, St Martin's Communications Group
    • Director, Leadership Agency
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Non-executive Chairman, ICOMP
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • High Steward (Deputy Chancellor), Cambridge University
    • Trustee, Richmond Museum
  • 10: Non-financial interests (d)

    • Chairman, European Atlantic Movement
    • Chairman, Father Thames Trust
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Chairman, The Cambridge Foundation
    • Vice President, English Speaking Union
    • President, British-German Association
    • Academic Governor, Richmond - the American International University in London
    • Trustee, Great Britain Study Centre, Humboldt University of Berlin
    • Chairman, Jubilee Centre for Character and Values Advisory Board, Birmingham University