Lord Robin Hodgson has more than 40 years’ experience in the private equity, securities and investment banking industries. He co-founded the private equity and investment banking specialist group Granville in 1979, and spearheaded its growth as chief executive and then chairman. Lord Hodgson played a role in developing the new regulatory structure of the City, including 10 years as a director of the Securities and Future Authority. He is the co-founder and Chairman of Nova Capital.
He was the Conservative MP for Walsall North from 1976 to 1979 and was created a life peer in March 2000. Lord Hodgson holds a number of other non-executive directorships, is an active private investor and is Chairman of Nova’s Investment Committee. He was President of the NCVO from 2007 to 2012.
Independent reviewer of third party campaigning
The reviewer’s task is to assess how the regulatory system for third parties at elections works in practice, by observing the situation at the 2015 general election, and to issue a report, which will be made public and sent to ministers.