Viscount Ridley

Viscount Ridley

Full title

The Viscount Ridley DL

Name

Matthew Ridley

Party/group

Conservative

Joined the Lords

8 February 2013

Contact details

Parliamentary

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

External/Private Office

Private Office
Tel: 01670 789325
mwridley@gmail.com

Web & Social media

Biography

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Columnist The Times 2010-
Columnist Wall Street Journal 2010-
Author The Rational Optimist 2010-
Author Francis Crick 2006-
Fellow Academy of Medical Sciences 2004-
Author Nature via Nurture 2003-
Author Genome 1999-
Fellow Royal Society of Literature 1999-
Author The Origins of Virtue 1996-
Author The Red Queen 1993-

Member's focus

Policy
Agriculture, animals, food and rural affairs
Business, industry and consumers
Energy and environment
Health services and medicine
Science and technology
UK
North-East England

Register of Interests

  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Regular articles for The Times (freelance)
    • Book royalties from HarperCollins
    • Occasional speaker via Chartwell Partners (for speaking engagements, see below)
    • Speaking engagement, 23 April 2013, Sub Optic 2013 Conference
    • Speaking engagement, 13 March 2014, Gartner Enterprise Information & Master Data Management Summit
    • Speaking engagement, 2 April 2014, K2 London: Infinite Innovation for Exponential Growth conference organised by Kenshoo, an online advertising business
  • 4: Shareholdings (a)

    • Blagdon Farming Ltd
  • 4: Shareholdings (b)

    • Downing Protected Approved EIS Fund 4
    • Octopus Protected EIS Fund 7
    • Northern 2 VCT
    • Westminster Group plc (fire, safety, security and defence)
    • Rio Tinto plc (mining and mineral resources)
    • QuantumDX (medical devices company)
  • 5: Land and property

    • Blagdon and Blyth estates in Northumberland, with income from farming, forestry, commercial property, residential property, leisure, coal and clay mining
    • Land and fishing rights on the River Coquet at Felton, Northumberland
  • 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality

    • The Member hosted an event in House of Lords for The Entrepreneurs Network; no remuneration; event was part sponsored by Octopus Investments (see category 4(b))
  • 10: Non-financial interests (a)

    • Director (unremunerated), Blagdon Farming Ltd
    • Director (unremunerated), Ridley Family Charity