Lord Deben

Lord Deben

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Lord Deben


John Gummer



Joined the Lords

21 June 2010

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
Fax: 020 7219 5979

Register of Interests

  • 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 Director, Veolia Voda (continental water company)
    • Non-executive Chairman, Valpak Holdings Limited and Valpak Limited (organisation for compliance with producer responsibility directives)
    • Non-executive Director, Catholic Herald (newspaper)
    • Non-executive Director, Castle Trust Capital Ltd (housing investment and mortgage company)
    • Partner and Founding Member, Green Spirit Farms, USA (advance farming systems)
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Chairman, Association of Professional Financial Advisers (formerly Association of Independent Financial Advisers)
    • Income from articles written for: Catholic Herald, Country Life, Estates Gazette and Planning, The Guardian
    • Income from chairing conferences
    • 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
    • President, Association of Mortgage Intermediaries
    • Chairman, Climate Change Committee
    • Chairman, Vision 2020 (informal group considering food waste, reduction and recycling)
  • 4: Shareholdings (a)

    • Sancroft International Ltd (consultancy; as above)
  • 4: Shareholdings (b)

    • Zero C Ltd (sustainable home builder)
    • Valpak Limited (environmental compliance)
  • 5: Land and property

    • A residential and commercial property in London, owned by family
    • A house and farmland in Suffolk
  • 7: Overseas visits

    • Visit to Beijing, China, 17-20 April 2013, as President of Globe International, to sign the agreement between the Congress and the House of Representatives for the meeting of the Second World Summit of Legislators on climate change; travel and accommodation paid by Globe International
    • Visit to Mexico City and Pueblo, Mexico, 13 May 2013, as President of Globe International, to have meetings with Ministers and the Leader of the National People's Congress on climate change
    • Visit to Toronto, Canada, 23-25 October 2013, to address Electricity Distributors Association Annual Executive Symposium; travel and accommodation paid by Electricity Distributors Association
    • Visit to Oslo, Norway, 30-31 October 2013, to address Statoil Offshore Wind Summit; travel and accommodation paid by Statoil
  • 10: Non-financial interests (a)

    • President, Globe International (inter-parliamentary environment group)
    • Member, Board of Directors, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation
  • 10: Non-financial interests (c)

    • Trustee, British Architectural Library Trust
  • 10: Non-financial interests (d)

    • Trustee, Blue Marine Foundation
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Trustee, Theodore Trust