Register of Commission Members Interests

Register of Interests

Register of Interests

The Commission’s Register of Interests lists the following interests which may, or may be perceived to be, relevant to the exercise of the Commission’s public duties.

  • Remunerated interests
  • Unremunerated Interest
  • Registered Shareholdings (where these are 1 per cent or more of a company or have a value over £25,000)
  • Ownership of Land and Property
  • Party–political activity.

Baroness (Ruth) Deech

Unremunerated Interests:
  • Board Member, Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism, Tel Aviv University
  • Emeritus Professor of Law, Gresham College, Holborn
  • Member, Governing Board and International Advisory Board, UN Watch
  • Worldwide Healthcare Trust plc
  • Relx plc (information and analytics company)
  • Diageo plc (drinks and beverages)
  • Apple Inc (technology)
  • LVMH Moet Hennessy SA (luxury goods)
  • Hermes International SA (fashion luxury goods)
  • Prudential plc (insurance)
  • Unilever plc (consumer goods)
  • Microsoft Corporation (technology)
  • Visa Inc (financial services)
  • Nestle SA (foods)
  • Givaudan AG (manufacturer of flavours, fragrances and active cosmetic ingredients)
  • Standard Chartered plc (banking)
  • Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (household goods) (interest ceased 19 April 2023)
  • Novo Nordisk AS (healthcare)
  • Zoetis Inc (animal healthcare)
  • Novartis AG (pharmaceuticals)
  • Credit Suisse Group AG (banking) (interest ceased 19 April 2023)
  • Shell plc (formerly Royal Dutch Shell plc) (oil and gas)
  • Great Portland Estates plc (real estate investments) (interest ceased 19 April 2023)
  • General Electric Company (engineering and electric)
  • Freeport-McMoRan Inc (mining)
  • Schlumberger Limited (oil services)
  • UBS Group AG (investment bank and financial services company)
  • Corporate debt securities in Invesco (unit trust company)
  • Corporate debt securities in iShares plc (exchange traded funds)

Party-political activity:

  • None

Baroness (Sheila) Noakes

Unremunerated Interests:

  • Vice President, National Autistic Society
  • Vice President, Alzheimers Society

Person with significant control of a company (PSC):

  • Goudhurst House (Management) Limited


  • Inc (on-line retail)
  • AstraZeneca plc (pharmaceuticals)
  • BHP Group plc (formerly BHP Billiton plc) (mining)
  • BP plc (energy)
  • Croda International (chemicals)
  • GlaxoSmithKline plc (pharmaceuticals)
  • Rio Tinto plc (mining)
  • Shell plc (energy) (formerly Royal Dutch Shell)
  • Smith & Nephew plc (engineering)
  • Unilever plc (general industrial)
  • Associated British Foods plc (food)
  • HSBC Holdings plc (banking)
  • Severn Trent plc (water)
  • Natwest Group plc (formerly Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc) (banking)
  • Experian plc (financial services)
  • J Sainsbury plc (retail)
  • Bellway plc (house building)
  • Diageo plc (beverages)
  • Alphabet Inc (formerly Google Inc) (technology)
  • Legal & General plc (insurance)
  • Next plc (retailing)
  • Allianz Technology Trust plc (technology)
  • Land Securities Group plc (property)
  • Apple Inc (technology)
  • Relx plc (media)
  • Young & Co Brewery plc (drinks industry)
  • 3i Group plc (investments)
  • Lloyds Banking Group plc (banking)
  • Intercontinental Hotels plc (hotels)
  • Microsoft Corporation (technology)
  • Ashtead Group plc (industrial rentals)
  • Fidelity National Information Services Inc (payment services)
  • Arm Holdings plc

Land and Property:

  • Long leasehold property in Kent

Party Political Activity:

  • Commission member nominated by the Conservative party

Baroness (Ann) Taylor

Unremunerated Interests:

  • Chair, Hansard Society
  • Trustee, The Holocaust Memorial Charitable Trust

Party-Political activity

  • Commission member nominated by the Labour Party

Baroness (Kate) Parminter

Party-Political activity

  • Commission member nominated by the Liberal Democrat Party

Wayne Reynolds

Remunerated interests:

  • Founder and Managing Director, Birchwood Knight Limited


  • Birchwood Knight Limited
  • Williams IV Limited

Land and Property:

  • Two properties in Hampshire

Sir Hugh Robertson

Remunerated Interests:
  • Chair, Birmingham Airport Holdings
  • Chair, British Olympic Association
  • Executive Mentor, Mentore
  • Independent Non Executive, Deloitte
  • Member, His Majesty’s Bodyguard of The Honourable Gentlemen at Arms
Unremunerated Interests:
  • Trustee, Chelsea Football Club Foundation
  • Member, IOC Programme Commission

Fionnuala Jay-O'Boyle

Lord (Richard) Chartres

Remunerated interests:

  • Occasional lecturer for Abercrombie and Kent
Unremunerated interests:
  • Non-executive Director, Larger Us Ltd (promoting more inclusive and resilient societies, communities and individuals for the international public benefit)
  • Bencher, Middle Temple
  • Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge
  • Ambassador, WWF (formerly World Wide Fund for Nature)
  • Assistant Bishop, Diocese of Europe
  • Assistant Bishop, Diocese of Salisbury
  • Chairman, Friends of Lambeth Palace Library
  • Governor, French Hospital, Rochester
  • Life President, St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace
  • Trustee, Garrick Club
  • Vice-President, Bible Society
Party political activity: