Lord Wharton of Yarm

Lord Wharton of Yarm's full title is The Lord Wharton of Yarm. His name is James Wharton, and he is a current member of the House of Lords.

Registered Interests

Registered Interests for Lord Wharton of Yarm.

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Category 1: Directorships

  • Director, GBMW Ltd (member's company providing strategic and management advice, and running his private office) (member draws ad hoc dividends); current clients are Aquind Ltd (electricity transmission), Cenergist (energy solutions), Eversleigh LLP (property), Fifth Capital London Limited (property), FTI (energy), Heartland Solutions Group Inc (strategic consultancy), IX Wireless Limited (telecommunications infrastructure provider) (interest ceased 31 March 2022), OES Equipment LLC (oilfield services), Parking Places Ltd (property), Policy Exchange Ltd (think tank), Squire Patton Boggs LLP (law firm), Consumer Choice Center (consumer advocacy group), ECR Group (pan European political grouping) and Iogen Corporation (green fuel)
  • Non-executive Director, Net Zero Infrastructure plc (green energy investment)

Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

  • Non-executive Director, Cohiba Communications Limited (telecommunications)
  • Chair, Office for Students (independent regulator) (part-time)
  • Speaking engagement, 28 November 2021, Evolution of the party-political system of Kazakhstan: Challenges, Achievements and Prospects conference organised by Advanced Intellectual Network Citadel, Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan (fee received from Communication Strategy & Management Limited)
  • Fee paid to GBMW Ltd, 8 January 2022, from UBS (financial services) for speaking engagement at a dinner, the date and venue for which is TBC
  • Non executive Director, Virtual Class Ltd (trading as third space learning), a company that provides online maths tutoring programmes to primary and secondary schools

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

  • GBMW Ltd
  • JRF Housing Ltd

Category 4: Shareholdings (a)

  • GBMW Ltd (member's company providing strategic and management advice, and running his private office)

Category 7: Overseas visits

  • Visit to Qatar, 10-15 February 2022, as part of APPG on Qatar delegation to meet ministers and officials to discuss Qatar's humanitarian and political response to Afghanistan crisis, preparations for FIFA World Cup, workers' rights reform and bilateral relations including trade and investment; flights, accommodation, internal travel and meals paid by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar
  • Visit to Tirana, Albania, 29 April - 1 May 2022, to attend conference organised by Democratic Party of Albania; travel and accommodation costs covered by organisers
  • Visit to Morocco, 31 May – 3 June 2022, as part of UK Abraham Accords Group delegation to hold high level meetings on and discuss operation of Abraham Accords; flights and accommodation paid by Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco, London

Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)

  • Director, JRF Housing Ltd (owns rental properties)