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
  • 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)
  • Sancroft International Ltd advises Greencoat Capital Ltd on sustainability (see category 1) (interest ceased 10 July 2024)
  • Member, Strategic Advisory Board, Knowledge Exchange Group Limited (events, conferences and training courses)
  • Member, Steering Group, NewVest Green Energy Transition Private Index Fund (GET-PIF) (remuneration is in the form of shares)
  • President and Chairman, Advisory Board, Manufacture2030 (software as a service company that helps manufacturers and suppliers reduce carbon emissions)
  • Speaking engagement, 23 November 2023, D.C. Thompson Publishers, Aberdeen (arranged through JLA Talent Agency)
  • Speaking engagement, 6 March 2024, Mitsubishi Electric Europe, Heathrow

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

  • Cool Earth Action (charity)
  • Red Lion Resurgent Ltd (owns a public house)

Category 4: Shareholdings (a)

  • Red Lion Resurgent Ltd (owns a public house)

Category 5: Land and property

  • A residential and commercial property in London SW1, owned by family
  • Two houses and farmland in Suffolk

Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)

  • Chairman, Red Lion Resurgent Ltd (owns a public house)
  • Chairman, Council for Net Zero (initiative extension of Zemo Partnership - independent non-profit organisation established by Government in 2003 to accelerate transition of UK road transport to zero emissions, in line with UK’s legal targets under Climate Change Act)

Category 10: Non-financial interests (d)

  • Trustee and Director, Blue Marine Foundation

Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)

  • President, Apparel Innovation Consortium Association
  • Trustee and Director, Cool Earth Action (charity)
  • Chairman of Place-Based Climate Action Network advisory group