Lord Smith of Kelvin

Lord Smith of Kelvin

Full title

The Lord Smith of Kelvin KT

Name

Robert Smith

Party/group

Crossbench

Joined the Lords

29 May 2008

Contact details

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

Biography

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Chairman Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 Org Committee 2008-
Chairman SSE plc 2005-
Non-Executive Director Standard Bank Group plc 2003-
Chairman The Weir Group plc 2002-13

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Chancellor University of the West of Scotland 2003-
Board Member British Council 2002-05
Governor BBC 1999-04
President Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland 1996-97
Chairman National Museums of Scotland 1993-02

Member's focus

Policy
Business, industry and consumers
Culture, media and sport
Economy and finance
Education
Energy and environment

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Chairman, Scottish and Southern Energy plc (utility)
    • Chairman, Weir Group plc (engineering)
    • Chairman, Glasgow 2014 Ltd (Commonwealth Games Organising Committee)
    • Director, Standard Bank Group Ltd (banking)
    • Director, Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd (banking)
    • Chairman, UK Green Investment Bank plc
  • 4: Shareholdings (a)

    • Inchmarnock Ltd (holding company for property interests in South Africa)
    • Inchmarnock Marine Ltd (dormant; boat hire)
    • Inchmarnock Estate Pty Ltd (property and management company in South Africa)
    • Chanteclair Estate Pty Ltd (guest house and vineyard ownership/management; South Africa)
  • 4: Shareholdings (b)

    • Scottish and Southern Energy plc (energy)
    • Weir Group plc (minerals, oil and gas and power)
    • 3i Group plc (private equity)
    • Close Enhanced Commodities Fund II Ltd (closed-end investment company)
    • Baronsmead 2 VCT (venture capital trust)
    • Rocksure Property Fund (property)
    • Equity and Law Single Premium Investment Bond (life assurance)
  • 5: Land and property

    • Island of Inchmarnock in Scotland on which I breed Highland cattle
    • Vineyard and guest house in South Africa; owned (ultimately) by Inchmarnock Ltd
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • Chancellor, University of the West of Scotland
    • Regent, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
  • 10: Non-financial interests (c)

    • Chairman, Riverside Museum Appeal
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Chairman, Smith Group (advising Scottish Government on educational issues, especially 16/19 year-olds not in education, employment or training)
    • President, Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland
    • Member of Council of Economic Advisers to First Minister of Scotland (non-political group)