Lord Willetts

Lord Willetts's full title is The Rt Hon. the Lord Willetts. His name is David Lindsay Willetts, and he is a current member of the House of Lords.

Registered Interests

Registered Interests for Lord Willetts.

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Category 1: Directorships

  • Non-executive Director, The Biotech Growth Trust plc (venture capital fund investing in life sciences)
  • Director and sole owner, Marchmount Executive Services Limited
  • Member of the Board, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) (interest ceased 4 March 2024)
  • Chair, Verditek plc (clean energy technologies) (interest ceased 4 March 2024)
  • Director, Thames Holdings Ltd (promoting education and life sciences links with China) (unremunerated until 6 November 2023)
  • Non-executive Director, Tekcapital plc (investment group focused on creating market value from university technology) (member has share options)
  • Non-executive Director, SatixFy UK (communications technology company)
  • Non-executive Director, Darktrace Ltd (cyber security)
  • Non-executive Director, SatixFy Communications Ltd (parent company of SatixFy UK; communications technology company)

Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

  • President (formerly Executive Chair), The Resolution Foundation (think-tank)
  • Visiting Professor, King’s College, London
  • Occasional journalism
  • Occasional lectures and presentations
  • In receipt of royalties from writing books
  • Member, Advisory Board of Open Classrooms (education technology) (member has share options)
  • Member, Strategic Advisory Council, LifeArc (medical research charity) (interest ceased 4 March 2024)
  • Chair, UK Space Agency Board
  • Speaking engagement, 10 July 2023, Cambridge Leadership Development Centre, Jesus College, Cambridge
  • Strategic Adviser, HighTide (pharmaceutical company) (remunerated via contract with Thames Holdings Ltd)

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

  • Marchmount Executive Services Limited (100 per cent owner)
  • 8GT Advisory Limited (non-trading) (interest ceased 2 May 2023)

Category 4: Shareholdings (a)

  • Marchmount Executive Services Limited (100 per cent owner: see category 1)
  • 8GT Advisory Limited (non-trading) (interest ceased 2 May 2023)

Category 4: Shareholdings (b)

  • Vantix Diagnostics Inc (formerly Vantix Limited) (company developing biosensors)
  • Sirius Constellation Limited (see category 10(a))
  • Darktrace
  • SynBioVen Limited

Category 5: Land and property

  • A flat in West London (interest ceased 4 March 2024)

Category 6: Sponsorship

  • The member receives research support from a PhD student from King’s College London as part of a training scheme for which the student receives a stipend (interest ceased 4 March 2024)

Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)

  • Member, Raspberry Pi Foundation (registered charity; computer science education)
  • Director, Sirius Constellation Limited
  • Director, Konigswinter Steering Committee (interest ceased 4 March 2024)
  • Board Member, President’s Advisory Committee, Royal Society
  • Director, 8GT Advisory Limited (non-trading) (interest ceased 2 May 2023)
  • Director, Synbiotek Holdings Limited (financial services) (non-trading) (interest ceased 4 March 2024)
  • Adviser (advice given on projects which are candidates to invest in), Creator Fund (investing in PhD, academic and student founders building businesses out of university innovation)
  • Director and Co-chair, SynbioVen Limited (invests in synthetic biology companies)
  • Member, Advisory Board, European Space Policy Institute

Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)

  • Member of Council, University of Southampton

Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)

  • Co-Chair, Pontignano Conference
  • Governor, Pensions Policy Institute
  • Trustee, Booker Prize Foundation
  • Chair, Foundation of Science and Technology
  • Member, Cancer Research UK
  • President, China Insight Foundation