Lord Deben

Lord Deben is a Conservative Life peer who has sat under this title in the Lords since 21 June 2010. His full title is The Rt Hon. the Lord Deben, and his given name is John Selwyn Gummer. Prior to joining the Lords, he sat in the Commons as an MP, and was first elected in 1970.

Registered Interests

Registered Interests for Lord Deben.

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

Category 1: Directorships

Chairman, Sancroft International Ltd (consultants in corporate responsibility and environmental, social, ethical and planning issues; payments made for certain work done by the member in category 2 are made to Sancroft International Ltd)
Director and Chairman, Personal Investment Management & Financial Advice Association (PIMFA) (formerly Association of Professional Financial Advisers and Association of Independent Financial Advisers)
Non-executive Chairman, Valpak Holdings Limited and Valpak Limited (organisation for compliance with producer responsibility directives)
Non-executive Director, Castle Trust Capital plc (housing investment and mortgage company) and of its subsidiaries Castle Trust Capital Management Limited and Castle Trust Capital Nominees Limited (interest ceased 28 August 2020)

Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Advice on sustainability and planning to Chartplan Ltd (developers)
Advice on sustainability and planning to Everton Football Club
Advice on sustainability and planning to Frogmore Ltd (developers)
Advice on sustainability and planning to ISec Group (developers)
Advice on sustainability and planning to Salmon Harvester Ltd (developers)
Adviser, Castle Trust Bank plc
Chairman, Advisory Board, 2 Degrees (aids sustainable efficiency and growth for members and corporations by enabling fully-linked collaboration (on and offline))
Chairman, Committee on Climate Change
Income from articles written for: Catholic Herald (interest ceased 28 August 2020) and Country Life
Income from chairing conferences and journalism
The subjects of the above two interests are usually property, sustainable development and religious issues. The commitments arise largely from my previous profession of journalism and all payments go to Sancroft International Ltd (see category 1) which provides research staff, information services and all other facilities

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

Cool Earth Action
Sancroft International Ltd (interest ceased 28 August 2020)

Category 4: Shareholdings (a)

Sancroft International Ltd (consultancy; as above) (interest ceased 28 August 2020)

Category 4: Shareholdings (b)

Valpak Limited (environmental compliance)

Category 5: Land and property

A house and farmland in Suffolk
A residential and commercial property in London, owned by family

Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)

Member, Board of Directors, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (interest ceased 28 August 2020)

Category 10: Non-financial interests (d)

Trustee and Director, Blue Marine Foundation

Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)

Chairman of Place-Based Climate Action Network advisory group
Member, Food and Drink Sector Council
President, Apparel Innovation Consortium Association
Trustee and Director, Cool Earth Action
Trustee, Christian Heritage Centre, Stonyhurst