Lord Leigh of Hurley is a British businessman, Conservative Party politician, and since September 2013 a member of the House of Lords.
Since 1979, Lord Leigh supported the Conservative Party during election campaigns. He was 2000–2005 Treasurer of the Conservative Party and since 2005 Alt-Treasurer (Senior Treasurer).
Lord Leigh co-founded Cavendish Corporate Finance in 1988 following several years working as a Chartered Accountant specialising in taxation and M&A.
Howard served as Chairman of the Faculty of Corporate Finance of the ICAEW, earning him the Faculty’s Outstanding Achievement in Corporate Finance Award in 2008.
He was elevated to the Peerage as Lord Leigh of Hurley in 2013 and speaks regularly in the House of Lords on business, finance and tax matters.
Lord Leigh is Vice-President of the Jewish Leadership Council and the President of the Institute of Jewish Policy Research.
During the 2017 Annual Conservative Party Conference, Chair Dr Maurizio Bragagni OBE had the opportunity to introduce to the Lord Leigh of Hurley the Tratos-led initiative for Safer Structures, which received his full support to lobby for stricter cable regulations for safer homes and buildings across the UK.