The Wonders of EIS Investing, Lord Flight – Chairman, EIS Association
- a forum for entrepreneurs to engage with key politicians and policymakers;
- a platform for politicians and policymakers to inform entrepreneurs about what they are doing to help entrepreneurs;
- an opportunity to meet like-minded entrepreneurs and experts on an informal basis.
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. He is a member of the Lords European Union Economic and Financial Affairs Committee.
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.
Currently, in addition to being Chairman of the EIS Association, Howard is Chairman of CIM Investment Management, Director of Investec Asset Management, Non-Executive Director of Metro Bank, the new UK retail bank; chairman of 4 Investment Funds and a Commissioner (Board Member) of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.
The Entrepreneurs Network
The Entrepreneurs Network is a cross-party think tank designed to bring entrepreneurs to the forefront of political discourse and help make Britain the best place in the world to start and grow a business.
The Entrepreneurs Network is based within the Adam Smith Institute and is supported by Octopus Investments, one of the UK’s fastest growing fund management companies specialising in smaller company investing.