Lord Smith of Finsbury

The Rt Hon. the Lord Smith of Finsbury
Christopher Robert Smith
22 June 2005
Non-affiliated

UK Parliament

Post Date
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Jul 1997 - Jun 2001
Secretary of State for National Heritage May 1997 - Jul 1997
Shadow Secretary of State Jul 1996 - May 1997
Shadow Secretary of State Jul 1995 - Jul 1996
Shadow Secretary of State Jul 1994 - Jul 1995
Shadow Secretary of State Apr 1992 - Jul 1994
Committee House Date
Environment Jun 1983 - May 1987
Constituency Date
Member for Islington South and Finsbury Jun 1983 - May 2005
Contested for Epsom and Ewell May 1979

Political Life

Job title Organisation Date
Councillor Islington Borough Council 1978 - 1983
MP Islington South and Finsbury 1983 - 2005
Secretary of State Culture, Media and Sport 1997 - 2001
Member Committee on Standards in Public Life 2001 - 2004
Shadow Cabinet Labour Party 1992 - 1997
Chairman of Housing London Borough of Islington 1979 - 1982

Professional Life

Job title Organisation Date
Housing Development Officer Shaftesbury Housing Association Society for Cooperative Dwellings 1977 - 1983
Founding Director Clore Leadership Programme 2003 - 2008
Non-executive Director Phonographic Performance LTD (PPL) 2007 -
Chairman Environment Agency 2008 - 2014
Chairman Advertising Standards Authority 2007 -
Visiting Professor University of Arts, London 2005 -
Chair London Cultural Consortium, GLA 2004 - 2008
Chairman Task Force on Shale Gas 2014 - 2015
Non-executive Director Spencer Ogden 2014 -
Master Pembroke College, Cambridge 2015 -

Public Life

Job title Organisation Date
Chairman Wordsworth Trust 2004 -
Chairman Donmar Warehouse Theatre 2004 - 2015
Chairman Film Policy Review 2011 - 2012
Board Member The Sixteen 2013 -
Honorary Fellow Pembroke College, Cambridge 2004 -
Board Member National Theatre 2003 - 2011
Chairman The Art Fund 2014 -