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James Arbuthnot

Former Chair of the Parliamentary Defence Select Committee

Lord (James) Arbuthnot is Chairman of Electricity Resilience, of the Advisory Board of Thales (UK), of the Nuffield Trust for the Forces of the Crown, of the Information Assurance Advisory Council and of the Airey Neave Trust.  He is an Advisory Board member of Montrose Associates and of RUSI.  From 1987 to 2015 he was a Conservative MP, serving as a Government Whip, Pensions Minister, Minister for Defence Procurement, Opposition Chief Whip, and from 2005 to 2014 Chairman of the Defence Select Committee.  He became a member of the House of Lords in 2015 and there sits on the Security Sub-Committee.