Party affiliation: Conservative Party
Member of Parliament for Arundel, since 1974. Vice-Chairman, Conservative Party Parliamentary Industry Committee, Vice-Chairman, All Party Group on Management. Member. Executive Committee, British-American Parliamentary Group.
Chairman, Parliamentary Information Technology Committee, Chairman, British Group, Inter Parliamentary Union. Member. Select Committee on Defence. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Industry, 1979-1981.
United Steel Cos Ltd., 1951-1966. Calcutta Branch Manager then Managing Director, United Steel (India) Ltd., 195364. Commercial Director, Workington Iron and Steel Company Ltd., 1964-1966.
Managing Director, The Head Wrightson Export Company Ltd., 1967-1969. Management consultant, UrwickOrrand Partners, 1969-1974. Founder, English Speaking Union.
Bombay Branch; member. Advisory Committee of Business Graduates Association. Former British Broadcasting Corporation Cricket Commentator.