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.

Registered Interests

Registered Interests for Lord Smith of Finsbury.

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Category 1: Directorships

Chairman (formerly Independent Non-executive Director), South Staffs Water plc
Non-executive Board Member, PPL (Phonographic Performance Ltd: Music Performers' Rights Collecting Society)

Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Author of book "Creative Britain" (copying rights), and joint author of book "Suicide of the West" (royalties)
Chair, Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg)
Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge

Category 5: Land and property

A residential property in North-west Scotland

Category 10: Non-financial interests (c)

Chairman of Trustees, Cambridge Union Society
Chairman, The Art Fund
Member, Advisory Council, London Symphony Orchestra
President (formerly Chairman), Wordsworth Trust
Trustee, The Sixteen (the Harry Christophers Choir)

Category 10: Non-financial interests (d)

Vice President, Christian Socialist Movement (interest ceased 25 January 2020)