Chairman, Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council
Former UK Minister of Energy and Climate Change
Former Prime Minister’s Special Trade Envoy UK


Day 1 – 13 Nov 2017

SESSION ONE: The New Geopolitics: The Role of China in an Uncertain World | 10.50 am - 12.30 pm

Lord Marland is Chairman of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council and Enterprise and Investment Company Ltd. In December 2015, he was awarded the Order of Merit of Malta.

He retired as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy and Chairman of the Business Ambassador Network on 1 January 2014.

He was Minister for the Department of Energy and Climate Change from 2010 – 2012 and subsequently for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Lord Marland was one of the founding directors of Jardine Lloyd Thompson plc, a multinational insurance business.

He has founded or led the acquisitions of several companies including:

Janspeed Ltd, Hunter Boot Ltd, Insurance Capital Partners, Jubilee Insurance Ltd, Wisden Cricketer Ltd, Tricouni Brand Ltd, Ecoworld Management and Advisory Services (UK) Ltd and Digital Shopping Channel Ltd.

He is Chairman of Tickets for Troops and the Churchill International Society, President of The Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir, Trustee of Peggy Guggenheim (UK) and The Atlantic Partnership and Patron of Salisbury and South Wiltshire Cricket.