Lord Deben

Lord Deben's full title is The Rt Hon. the Lord Deben. His name is John Selwyn Gummer, and he is a current member of the House of Lords.

Registered Interests

Registered Interests for Lord Deben.

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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)
  • Non-executive Chairman, Valpak Holdings Limited and Valpak Limited (organisation for compliance with producer responsibility directives)
  • Director and Chairman, Personal Investment Management & Financial Advice Association (PIMFA) (formerly Association of Professional Financial Advisers and Association of Independent Financial Advisers)

Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

  • Income from articles written for 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
  • Chairman, Committee on Climate Change
  • Chairman, Advisory Board, 2 Degrees (aids sustainable efficiency and growth for members and corporations by enabling fully-linked collaboration (on and offline))
  • Advice on sustainability and planning to Everton Football Club
  • Advice on sustainability and planning to Chartplan Ltd (developers)
  • Advice on sustainability and planning to Frogmore Ltd (developers)
  • Advice on sustainability and planning to Salmon Harvester Ltd (developers)
  • Advice on sustainability and planning to ISec Group (developers)
  • Adviser, Castle Trust Bank plc
  • Advice on sustainability to Associated British Foods plc
  • Sancroft International Ltd has been asked by Bain & Company (management consultants) to work with them in advising the Qatari Government on their sustainability programme (see category 1) (the company's earnings for this work in 2021/22 were £10,000)
  • Sancroft International Ltd advises Greencoat Capital Ltd on sustainability (see category 1)

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

  • Cool Earth Action (charity)

Category 4: Shareholdings (b)

  • Valpak Limited (environmental compliance)

Category 5: Land and property

  • A residential and commercial property in London, owned by family
  • Two houses and farmland in Suffolk

Category 10: Non-financial interests (d)

  • Trustee and Director, Blue Marine Foundation

Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)

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