Lord O'Donnell

Lord O'Donnell

Full title

The Lord O'Donnell GCB

Name

Augustine O'Donnell

Party/group

Crossbench

Joined the Lords

10 January 2012

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
Fax: 020 7219 5979
contactholmember@parliament.uk

Biography

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Non-Executive Director Brookfield Asset Management 2013-
Chairman Frontier Economics 2013-
Adviser to the CEO TD Bank 2012-
Senior Adviser Frontier Economics 2012-
UK Board Member IMF and World Bank 1997-98
Lecturer in Economics University of Glasgow 1975-79

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service Civil Service 2005-11
Permanent Secretary HM Treasury 2005-

Member's focus

Policy
Business, industry and consumers
Culture, media and sport
Economy and finance
Energy and environment
Parliament, government and politics
Behaviour change
Wellbeing
UK
Glasgow
London
Warwick
World
Canada
EU
USA

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Non-executive Director and Strategic Adviser, Brookfield Asset Management
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Strategic Adviser to the Chief Executive of Toronto Dominion Bank
    • Chairman, Frontier Economics
    • Senior Fellow, Civil Service College, Singapore
    • Fellow, Institute for Government
    • Chair, Commission on Wellbeing, Legatum Institute
    • Payments from BBC Public Services for broadcasts
    • Payments from News International for articles
    • Speaking engagement, 27 August 2014, Statoil Advisory Board
    • Speaking engagement, 11-13 September 2014, Pensions conference at Gleneagles arranged by JP Morgan; accommodation and fares paid for Member and wife
    • Paid Adviser to International Monetary Fund (IMF) on capability of Tunisian Central Bank, 24-26 September 2014; fee, expenses, accommodation and fares paid by IMF
  • 4: Shareholdings (b)

    • The Member holds a number of ISAs, some of which are sector-specific investments (Euros, property), which collectively exceed the registration threshold
    • Brookfield Asset Management
  • 6: Sponsorship

    • Associate of Wellbeing programme, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics; provides some finance to support my work on wellbeing
  • 7: Overseas visits

    • Visit to Australia with wife, 7-17 November 2014, for lecture tour sponsored by Telstra, Deloittes and Cisco; fee, fares and accommodation paid by sponsors
    • Visit to Singapore, 28-29 November 2014, to attend Global Governance Group forum event; no fee but accommodation cost met by Group
  • 10: Non-financial interests (a)

    • Interim Chair, What Works Centre on Wellbeing development group
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • Visiting Professor, University College, London
    • Visiting Professor, London School of Economics
    • Chair, Advisory Board, Behavioural Insight Issues, Cabinet Office
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Trustee, The Tablet newspaper
    • Member, Economist Trust