Lord Vinson of Roddam

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Nigel Vinson, Baron Vinson, LVO (born 27 January 1931) is a British businessman/inventor. Vinson was Deputy Chairman of the Confederation of British Industry's Smaller Firms Council from 1979 to 1984 and President of the Industrial Participation Association from 1979 to 1989. He was Director of the Sugar Board from 1968 to 1975, Director of the British Airports Authority from 1973 to 1980, and a Director of Barclays Bank from 1982 to 1987. He is co-founder of the Centre for Policy Studies, for which he worked between 1974 and 1980. Vinson was Deputy Chairman of Electra Investment Trust 1990 to 1998 and was also chairman and deputy chairman of a number of other firms and trusts. Since 2003, he is Trustee of CIVITAS. And is life Vice President of the IEA where he was Chairman of Trustees 1989 to 1995. wiki

Married to Lady Yvonne Vinson.

"Lord Vinson of Roddam was made a life peer on 7 February 1985. He is a British Businessman who began a small plastics company in 1952 called ‘Plastics Coatings’ in Guildford, for which he won the Queen’s Award for Industry in 1971. Lord Vinson is a co-founder of the Centre for Policy Studies." [1]

In September 2014 he was outed by the blog DeSmog UK as a secret donor of the Global Warming Policy Foundation [1]


Resources and articles

  • House of Lords Bio [2]
  • Voting record on TheyWorkForYou [3]

Related Sourcewatch


  1. Campaign for an Independent Britain Officers, organizational web page, accessed July 14, 2014.