Press release

Peerages conferred

The Queen has conferred peerages on Sir Jonathan Evans, Sir Robert Rogers, Professor Alison Wolf and Sir Andrew Green.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


The Queen has been pleased to confer a peerage of the United Kingdom for Life on Sir Jonathan Evans KCB, Sir Robert Rogers KCB, Professor Alison Wolf CBE and Sir Andrew Green KCMG. All 4 are expected to sit on the Cross Bench.

These individuals have been nominated personally by the Prime Minister for their public service.

Notes for editors

Sir Jonathan Evans KCB was Director-General of the British Security Service from April 2007 to April 2013. He served for over 3 decades in the Service.

Sir Robert Rogers KCB was the Clerk of the House of Commons from October 2011 until his retirement in August 2014. He served the House for more than 4 decades.

Professor Alison Wolf CBE is an expert on vocational education and training and on the relationship between education, gender and the labour market. She is currently the ‘Sir Roy Griffiths Professor of Public Sector Management’ at King’s College London.

Sir Andrew Green KCMG was the British Ambassador to Syria from 1991 to 1994, and to Saudi Arabia, 1996 to 2000. He served for over 35 years in the Diplomatic Service. Since retirement in 2000, he has carried out a wide range of voluntary work. This includes MigrationWatch UK which he co-founded in 2001 and still chairs.

These 4 appointees were vetted for propriety by the House of Lords Appointments Commission.

The Prime Minister nominates direct to Her Majesty The Queen a limited number of candidates for Cross Bench peerages, based on their public service. The number of appointments covered under this arrangement is a maximum of 10 in any one Parliament.

Published 21 October 2014