Lord Walney

Lord Walney's full title is The Lord Walney. His name is John Woodcock, and he is a current member of the House of Lords.

Registered Interests

Registered Interests for Lord Walney.

The Register is updated continuously throughout each sitting day and at regular intervals on other days.

Category 1: Directorships

  • Director, Powerful Street Ltd (strategic advice consultancy)
  • Director, The Jewish Community Media Trust CIC (seeks to contribute to cultural, religious, educational and charity initiatives in UK's Jewish community) (interest ceased 3 October 2023)

Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

  • Chair, Purpose Business Coalition (formerly Engagement Director for the Levelling Up Goals), Crowne Associates Ltd (consultancy on environment, social and governance issues) (remuneration is paid to Powerful Street Ltd)
  • Senior Adviser, Rud Pedersen Group (European strategic communications firm; the member provides analysis, support and advice to firm's consultants and clients on broad development of UK policy and regulation)
  • Member, Advisory Board, HG Innovation (vape manufacturer in Hong Kong)
  • Member, Duolingo English Test UK Advisory Group

Category 3: Person with significant control of a company (PSC)

  • Powerful Street Ltd (strategic advice consultancy)
  • The Jewish Community Media Trust CIC (seeks to contribute to cultural, religious, educational and charity initiatives in UK's Jewish community) (interest ceased 3 October 2023)

Category 4: Shareholdings (a)

  • Powerful Street Ltd (strategic advice consultancy)
  • The Jewish Community Media Trust CIC (seeks to contribute to cultural, religious, educational and charity initiatives in UK's Jewish community) (interest ceased 3 October 2023)

Category 7: Overseas visits

  • Visit to Israel, 2-7 January 2024, as part of Parliamentary Delegation organised by European Leadership Network (Elnet UK); flights and accommodation costs met by Elnet UK

Category 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality

  • The member receives occasional hospitality from Hestview Ltd (Flutter Entertainment plc) when attending their events; such hospitality may cumulatively over the course of a calendar year exceed the registration threshold of £300

Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)

  • UK Government’s Independent Adviser on Political Violence and Disruption (formerly UK Government Special Envoy on Countering Violent Extremism), based in the Home Office
  • Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Tanzania

Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)

  • Trustee, The Mel Evans MBE Foundation (advancement of health, particularly the research of Motor Neuron Disease)