Lord Best

Lord Best is a Crossbench Life peer who has sat under this title in the Lords since 4 June 2001. His full title is The Lord Best OBE DL, and his given name is Richard Best.

Experience

Find out about the experience of Lord Best outside of Parliament.

Non political

Hanover Housing Association
Chair
2006 - 2014
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Chief Executive
1988 - 2006
National Housing Federation
Chief Executive
1973 - 1988
British Churches Housing Trust
Chief Executive
1968 - 1973

Public life

Regulation of Property Agents Working Group
Chair
2018 -
Centre for Social Justice Housing Commission
Chair
2018 -
Trust for London Housing Advisory Board
Member
2018 -
Affordable Housing Commission: Smith Institute and Nationwide Foundation
Chair
2018 -
Sustainable Energy Association
President
2018 -
Church Commissioners
Commissioner
2018 -
Chartered Trading Standards
Vice-President
2016 -
The Local Government Association
Vice-President
2015 -
Town and County Planning Association
Vice-President
2015 -
Immigration Act 2014 Consultative Panel
Joint Chair
2014 -
Rural Housing Policy Review
Chair
2014 -
Home Office Right to Rent Consultative Panel
Co-Chair
2014 -
North Yorkshire
Deputy Lieutenant
2012 -
The Property Ombudsman
Chair
2009 - 2017
Westminster City Council Standards Comittee
Deputy Chair
2008 - 2012
The Tree Council
Trustee
2006 - 2013
Royal Society of Arts
Trustee and Treasurer
2006 - 2012
Local Government Association
President
2005 - 2015
Hull Partnership Board
Chair
2002 - 2004