Lord Richards of Herstmonceux

Lord Richards of Herstmonceux's full title is The Lord Richards of Herstmonceux GCB CBE DSO DL. His name is David Julian Richards, and he is a current member of the House of Lords.

Registered Interests

Registered Interests for Lord Richards of Herstmonceux.

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Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

  • Speaking engagement, 9-12 October 2023, President, The Future War, Strategy and Technology Conference, Wilton Park
  • Speaking engagement, 2 November 2023, European Policy Forum, Windsor
  • Speaking engagement, 6-12 March 2024, series of five lectures for Royal Geographic Society - Hong Kong, Hong Kong (travel and accommodation included for member and wife)

Category 7: Overseas visits

  • Visit to Israel, 24-28 March 2024, as part of House of Lords delegation organised by All-Party Parliamentary Group on UK-Israel for fact-finding visit to Southern Israel regarding Hamas-Israel war, as well as meetings with Israeli politicians, religious leaders, Palestinian civil society and British Ambassador to Israel; flights, accommodation and travel costs paid by Cedarsoak Ltd

Category 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality

  • As a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Defence and Security Issues the member attends regular meetings at which the value of the hospitality received over the course of a calendar year exceeds the registration threshold of £300

Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)

  • Member of Advisory Board, Public (registered as Public International Group; helping premier technology start-ups to transform public services)

Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)

  • Visiting Professor, Exeter University (interest ceased 30 June 2023)

Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)

  • Governor, Ditchley Foundation
  • Grand President (formerly Deputy Grand President), Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League
  • Deputy Chairman, Commonwealth Veterans Review Committee
  • President, League of Remembrance
  • President, 3rd RHA Past and Present Members Association
  • Vice President, Blind Veterans UK
  • Vice President, Forces Pension Society