Lord Farmer

In 2004, Lord Farmer was a founding partner of the Red Kite Group of hedge funds, which provides mine finance and futures investment opportunities for funds. Lord Farmer has over 50 years of base metals trading experience and has led two of the biggest copper and base metal trading companies of the last 30 years.

Lord Farmer has been a Conservative Peer since October 2014. He was appointed Co-Treasurer of the Conservative Party in February 2012 and appointed to the board of the Conservative Party in January 2013, as Treasurer of the party.

Lord Farmer is a trustee of various Christian trusts and was, up until 2014, a trustee of the Kingham Hill Trust and was on the Oak Hill College Council. He is also involved in the Academy Schools programme, being the founder sponsor for ARK All Saints Camberwell.

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The Conservative Foundation was launched in March 2009. The Foundation’s task is to build an endowment fund to underpin the finances of our Party in the long term, and is asking supporters to leave the Foundation a gift in their wills.

The purpose of the endowment is to pass only investment income to the Party. The capital raised by the Foundation is ring-fenced and protected, and so benefactors can take comfort that their contribution of capital will remain forever for the benefit of the Party and future generations of Conservative supporters.

The Foundation is supporting the Conservative Candidate Bursary Scheme, a £250,000 fund set up financially to support Conservative parliamentary candidates for this Parliament, with at least the same amount available in future parliaments. This scheme will be means-tested and will support candidates who otherwise could not afford to fund their campaigns. The scheme will make sure that financial means are not a barrier to standing for Parliament, meaning our Party can become more representative of the people that it serves.

Your support for the Foundation will ensure that core Conservative values, and the freedoms and traditions at the heart of British life, can be championed by future generations.

Meet the Board

Michael Spencer (Chairman)Mark BamfordBaroness Bottomley
Sir Patrick McLoughlinLord FinkLord Saatchi
Lord ChadlingtonSir David OrdLord Farmer

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