Lord Willetts

The Rt Hon. the Lord Willetts
David Lindsay Willetts
16 October 2015

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The Rt Hon. the Lord Willetts


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW

Tel: 020 7219 5353

Email: contactholmember@parliament.uk

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Category 1: Directorships

Non-executive Director, Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (a company manufacturing satellites)

Non-executive Director, The Biotech Growth Trust plc (venture capital fund investing in life sciences)

Director and sole owner, Marchmount Executive Services Limited

Chair, Genome Research Limited (responsible for Wellcome Trust Hinxton Campus)

Member of the Board, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

Chair, Verditek plc (clean energy technologies)

Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Executive Chair, The Resolution Foundation, (think-tank)

Visiting Professor, King’s College, London

Occasional journalism

Occasional lectures and presentations

In receipt of royalties from writing books

The Member expects to receive an income as Chairman of the Eight Great Technologies Investment Fund of which Farm Street Partners are the designated investment manager; Farm Street Partners do not employ the Member but are providing financial support for the start-up costs of the Fund, including payment of expenses for the Member for his work in securing commercial funding for the enterprise

The Member receives fees from participation in BBC broadcasts which collectively may exceed the registration threshold over the course of a calendar year

Strategic Adviser to 2U (a company based in America which delivers on-line degree programmes; income from this work is paid to Marchmount Executive Services Limited)

Speaking engagement, 18 September 2018, Lane Clark & Peacock LLP conference, London

Speaking engagement, 23 October 2018, Prudential plc conference, Hertfordshire

Member, Advisory Board of Open Classrooms (education technology) (member has share options)

Speaking engagement, 27 June 2019, Tsinghua Programme, Cambridge

Category 4: Shareholdings (a)

Marchmount Executive Services Limited (100 per cent owner: see category 1)

Category 4: Shareholdings (b)

Vantix Diagnostics Inc (formerly Vantix Limited) (company developing biosensors)

Sirius Constellation Limited (see category 10(a))

Category 5: Land and property

A flat in West London

Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)

Member of the Board, Biotech Industry Association (interest ceased 12 November 2018)

Member, Raspberry Pi Foundation (registered charity; computer science education)

Director, Sirius Constellation Limited

Director, Vantix Diagnostics Inc

Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)

Chancellor, University of Leicester

Category 10: Non-financial interests (c)

Trustee, The Science Museum (interest ceased 31 January 2019)

Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)

Chair, British Science Association (interest ceased 31 December 2018)

Co-Chair, Pontignano Conference

Governor, Pensions Policy Institute

Member of Board of Trustees of the Francis Crick Institute (interest ceased 31 December 2018)

Governor, National Institute of Economic and Social Research

Trustee, Man Booker Prize

Chair, Foundation of Science and Technology