Lord Smith of Finsbury

Lord Smith of Finsbury is a Non-affiliated Life peer who has sat under this title in the Lords since 18 July 2005. His full title is The Rt Hon. the Lord Smith of Finsbury, and his given name is Christopher Robert Smith. Prior to joining the Lords, he sat in the Commons as an MP, and was first elected in 1983.

Experience

Find out about the experience of Lord Smith of Finsbury outside of Parliament.

Non political

Intellectual Property Regulation Board
Chairman
2018 -
Pembroke College, Cambridge
Master
2015 -
Task Force on Shale Gas
Chairman
2014 - 2015
Spencer Ogden
Non-executive Director
2014 - 2016
Environment Agency
Chairman
2008 - 2014
Phonographic Performance LTD (PPL)
Non-executive Director
2007 -
Advertising Standards Authority
Chairman
2007 - 2017
University of Arts, London
Visiting Professor
2005 - 2010
London Cultural Consortium, GLA
Chair
2004 - 2008
Clore Leadership Programme
Founding Director
2003 - 2008
Shaftesbury Housing Association Society for Cooperative Dwellings
Housing Development Officer
1977 - 1983

Political

Committee on Standards in Public Life
Member
2001 - 2004
Culture, Media and Sport
Secretary of State
1997 - 2001
Labour Party
Shadow Cabinet
1992 - 1997
Islington South and Finsbury
MP
1983 - 2005
London Borough of Islington
Chairman of Housing
1979 - 1982
Islington Borough Council
Borough Councillor (Chief Whip; Chair of Housing)
1978 - 1983

Public life

Wordsworth Trust
President
2018 -
Art Fund
Chairman
2014 -
The Sixteen
Trustee
2013 -
Film Policy Review
Chairman
2011 - 2012
Pembroke College, Cambridge
Honorary Fellow
2004 -
Wordsworth Trust
Chairman
2003 - 2017
Donmar Warehouse Theatre
Chairman
2003 - 2015
National Theatre
Board Member
2001 - 2009