Lord Howard Flight
Lord Howard Flight was appointed to the House of Lords by UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, at the end of 2010.
He was the Member of Parliament for Arundel and South Downs from 1997 to 2005, during which time he served as Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, the support Shadow Minister to the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. He led the Conservative Opposition during the Committee stages of 4 Finance Acts and the Financial Services and Markets Act.
Now, in the House of Lords, he is part of the Conservative working Peers’ teams covering Europe, Treasury Affairs and Pensions and focuses on British Indian relations.
Howard has also worked for 40 years in the Financial Services industry, starting his career at Rothschilds as an Investment adviser. He was co-Founder and Joint Managing Director of Guinness Flight, formed in 1986 and acquired by Investec Asset Management in 1998, of which Howard remains a Director.
He worked for HSBC’s Merchant Bank in the second half of the 1970s in both Hong Kong and India.
Currently, Howard is also Chairman of Arden Partners PLC, Senior Non-Executive Director of Metro Bank, the new UK retail bank; chairman of 3 Investment Funds and a Commissioner (Board Member) of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.
Howard read History Part I and Economics Part II at Cambridge and was then the Power Scholar at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he obtained his MBA.