Persuasion and Power in the Modern World - Select Committee on Soft Power and the UK's Influence Contents



Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top

Lord Forsyth of Drumlean

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock

Baroness Goudie

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts

Lord Howell of Guildford (Chairman)

Baroness Hussein-Ece

Lord Janvrin

Baroness Morris of Bolton

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne

Baroness Prosser

Lord Ramsbotham

Declaration of Members' Interests

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top

Trustee and Member, Board of VSO UK (Voluntary Service Overseas)

Chair, Federation Council, VSO International

Member, Board of AGI (Africa Governance Initiative, of which the Rt Hon Tony Blair is the patron)

(Each position is unremunerated)

Lord Forsyth of Drumlean

Non-executive Director, Denholm Logistics Ltd

Non-executive Director, Hyperion Insurance Group Ltd

Non-executive Director, J & J Denholm Ltd (parent company of Denholm Group which has five divisions: shipping; logistics; seafoods; industrial services; oilfield services)

Speaking engagement, 25 September 2012, F&C Investments

Shareholdings in Safor Ltd (designs and retails handbags and other fashion accessories)

Self-catering holiday accommodation at home in Scotland, from which rental income is received

Chairman, Safor Ltd (designs and retails handbags and other fashion accessories)

Patron of a charity that helps women in India

Member, Board of Secure Trust Bank PLC— as of 1 March 2014

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock

President of the Caribbean Council (unremunerated)

Chairman, Advisory Board of GovNet Communications (publisher and events organiser)

Member of Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK

Baroness Goudie

MTG One Ltd (company owned by Member (see Register category 4(a)); strategic/management consultancy giving public interest advice and corporate social responsibility advice as and when required); clients include Deloitte LLP (audit; financial consulting)

Shareholdings in MTG One Ltd (strategic/management consultancy)

Membership of the executive and board of the Vital Voices Global Partnership

Membership of the board of the El-Hibri Charitable Foundation

Membership of a share distribution board (Sharegift)

Connection to a community foundation in Northern Ireland

Chair of the Women Leaders' Council to Fight Human Trafficking, UN

Visit to Beirut, 22-25 May 2012, to attend a meeting of trustees of the El-Hibri Charitable Foundation and opening ceremony of the Ibrahim El Hibri Campus; costs of air fare and accommodation paid by hosts

Visit to Brussels, Belgium, 18-19 October 2012, to attend the Jean Jaurès Foundation: Woman up! Women's representation in Politics and Business - Fourth transatlantic gender seminar; accommodation and travel paid by the Foundation

Visit with assistant to Bern, Switzerland, 22-24 April 2013, to attend conference on "Sister Republics: Building Bridges - committing to a stronger economy with women's leadership"; cost of accommodation and flights for Member and assistant met by conference organisers

Co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Education for All

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts

Senior Independent Director, Marston's plc (pubs and breweries)—until 21 January 2014

Chairman, RFIB Group Ltd (insurance and reinsurance broker)

Chairman, Nova Capital Management (private equity)

Official Reviewer of the Charities Act 2006, appointed by the Minister for the Cabinet Office

Trustee, St Peter's College, Oxford

Trustee, Fair Trials International

Lord Hodgson's wife is a member of the Foreign Secretary's advisory panel on preventing sexual violence in conflict situations

Lord Howell of Guildford (Chairman)

Adviser to Japan Central Railways Ltd

Consultant to Mitsubishi Electric Europe BV

Member of the UK Advisory Committee to the Kuwait Investment Office

Member, Economic Advisory Group to the British Chambers of Commerce

Chairman, Windsor Energy Group

Member of the Governing Board, Centre for Global Energy Studies— until February 2014

Chairman, Council of Commonwealth Societies

President, British Institute of Energy Economics— until November 2013

President, Energy Industries Council

Personal adviser to the Foreign Secretary on energy security

President, Royal Commonwealth Society

Chairman, Commonwealth Exchange (Commonwealth-focussed London-based think tank)

Baroness Hussein-Ece

Visit to Khartoum, Sudan, 2-6 May 2013, at the invitation of the University of Khartoum with flights and accommodation paid for by the University

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development & Reproductive Health & Planned Parenthood

Secretary, All-Party Parliamentary Group, UN Women

Vice-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Turkey

Commissioner, Equality & Human Rights Commission— until 2012

All-Party Parliamentary Group for Sudan

Vice-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Race & Community

Lord Janvrin

Deputy Chairman, HSBC Private Bank (UK)

Chair of Trustees, The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry

Trustee, The Gurkha Welfare Trust

Chair of Trustees, The Entente Cordiale Scholarship Trust

Trustee, The National Portrait Gallery

Trustee, Philanthropy Impact

Advisory Board, UK-India Business Council

Honorary member of HM The Queen's Household

Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Turkey—as of 30 January 2014

Baroness Morris of Bolton

Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Jordan, Kuwait and the Palestinian Territories

Chairman, Conservative Middle East Council

Chancellor, University of Bolton—term of office ended 31 December 2013

President, Medical Aid for Palestinians

President, World Travel Market Advisory Council

Member, TSL Advisory Board (TSL Education Ltd publishes the Times Education Supplement amongst other things)

Chairman of the Governance Group for the Register of Providers of Cosmetic Injectable Treatments

Visit to Iraqi Kurdistan, 27-30 August 2012, as Leader of a Parliamentary Delegation organised by Conservative Middle East Council; visit was hosted and paid for by Kurdistan Democratic Party which met the costs of flights, transportation, accommodation and meals

Trustee, The Disability Partnership

President, National Benevolent Institution

Co-chair, Women in Public Policy

Chairman, Centre for Islamic Finance—as of 12 February 2014

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne

Chairman, AMAR International Charitable Foundation, separately as NGO in UK, USA, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen

Chairman, Iraq Britain Business Council

Chairman, Booker Prize for Russian Fiction

President, Caine Prize for African Writing

Vice-President, Man Booker Prize for English Fiction

Chairman and Non-executive Director, Supervisory Board, Joint Leasing Company, Azerbaijan

Chairman, Asociatia Children's High Level Group (Romania, Armenia; retiring)

Board Member, Strategic Development Board, Durham Global Security Institute (DGSI)

Board Member, Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF)

High Representative for Romanian Children (for the Prime Minister)

Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Iraq—as of 30 January 2014

Baroness Prosser

Director, Trade Union Fund Managers Ltd (company oversees investments of participating trade unions)

Deputy Chair, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Director, Lionel Cooke Memorial Fund Limited (limited company)

Companion, Institute of Management

Secretary of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion

Lord Ramsbotham

Trustee, International Centre for Prison Studies

Adviser, Helen Hamlyn Trust (Youth Justice)

Senior Governor, Haileybury College

Vice President, the Centre for Mental Health (mental health in prisons)

Vice Chairman and Trustee, Institute for Food, Brain and Behaviour

President, UNLOCK, National Association of ex-Prisoners

Vice President, National Association of Prison Visitors

Former soldier involved with post-conflict reconstruction operations with and for the UN and the World Bank

A full list of Members' interests can be found in the Register of Lords' Interests:

Professor Ben O'Loughlin, Specialist Adviser

July-November 2012: Co-lead on research in collaboration with the BBC World Service and the Open University investigating global public reactions to the 2012 Olympics. Research funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council Public Policy Fellowship awarded to Professor Marie Gillespie (Open University) and the ESTC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC). O'Loughlin unremunerated with no formal relationship to the BBC World Service. Some of this research may be published after the Committee has reported.

November 2013: Invited to talk at the University of Haifa at a conference on political communication. Invitation and travel expenses from the Anglo-Israel Association (AIA), with organisational involvement from the British Council.

November 2013-April 2014: Co-organiser of international workshops on media, religion and conflict funded by the British Council's Bridging Voices scheme.

March 2014: Invited to present to the UK Defence Academy about social media and military operations (remunerated).

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