Lord Flight

Lord Flight is a Conservative Life peer who has sat under this title in the Lords since 17 January 2011. His full title is The Lord Flight, and his given name is Howard Emerson Flight. Prior to joining the Lords, he sat in the Commons as an MP, and was first elected in 1997.

Registered Interests

Registered Interests for Lord Flight.

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

Category 1: Directorships

Chairman, Aurora Investment Trust plc (investing primarily in equities listed on the London Stock Exchange)
Chairman, Downing Four VCT plc (formerly Downing Structured Opportunities VCT1 plc) (venture capital trust)
Chairman, Flight & Partners Limited (manager, private equity fund)
Chairman, The Enterprise Investment Scheme Association Limited (EIS provides tax and other incentives to invest in high risk SME equity)
Director, Edge Performance VCT plc (investing in the entertainment/media sectors)
Director, Gulf Overseas Investment Fund Limited (private investment fund)
Director, Marechale Capital (corporate finance house)
Director, Mercantile Ports & Logistics Limited (formerly SKIL Ports & Logistics Limited)

Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Chairman, EIS Association (representative body for lawyers, accountants, promoters of Enterprise Investment Scheme qualifying companies)
Commissioner, Guernsey Financial Services Commission (regulator) (interest ceased 31 January 2020)
Consultant, Duff and Partners (formerly Kinetic Partners) (financial regulation and investment management industry consultants)
Consultant, Tax Incentivised Savings Association (TISA) (representative body for retail investment management industry)
Member Investment Committee, Guinness EIS Funds
Member of Advisory Board, Praesidian Capital (fund providing mezzanine loan finance to smaller and medium sized businesses)
Trustee, IAM Pension Fund (Investec Asset Management)

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

Flight & Barr Limited

Category 4: Shareholdings (b)

BlueLight Analytics Inc (healthcare)
Downing Four VCT plc (venture capital trust)
Flight & Partners Limited (manager, private equity fund) (see category 1)
Flight & Partners Recovery Fund (private equity recovery fund)
GlaxoSmithKline plc (pharmaceuticals)
Indus Gas Limited (oil and gas exploration and development)
M1 Limited (telecommunications)
Metro Bank plc (retail bank) (see category 1)
Nestle SA (foods)
Orchard Landmark Ltd (hedge fund)
Praesidian Capital Europe LLP (see category 2)
Zedra PCC (collective investment scheme)

Category 5: Land and property

Farmland in Worcestershire from which rental income is received
Flat in semi-basement of member's house in London SW1 from which rental income is received
Flat in Worcestershire from which rental income is received
Woods in Worcestershire

Category 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality

As a member of the Lords and Commons Cigar Club the member receives periodic hospitality and invitations to events which during the course of the calendar year together may amount to more than £300 in value and all of which are paid for by the Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association

Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)

Director, Flight & Barr Limited (dormant company)
Director, Gulf Overseas Investment Fund Limited (private investment fund)

Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)

Governor, Brentwood School, Essex

Category 10: Non-financial interests (c)

Trustee and Vice President, Elgar Foundation

Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)

Member of Advisory Board, Centre for Policy Studies
Member of Advisory Board, Institute of Economic Affairs