Robin Cayzer, 3rd Baron Rotherwick

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(Herbert) Robin Cayzer, 3rd Baron Rotherwick (born 12 March 1954) is a British landowner and estate manager. He is a Conservative politician, sitting as a hereditary peer in the House of Lords.

Life[edit]

He is the son of Herbert Cayzer, 2nd Baron Rotherwick[1] and Sarah Jane Slade, of the Slade baronets. He spent his early childhood at Bletchington Park, a Palladian country house in Oxfordshire [2] When he was 13, the family moved to Cornbury Park, in the same county, where he still lives.

He attended Harrow School and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. He was further educated at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, where he graduated with a Diploma in Agriculture (GDA) in 1982.

Between 1973 and 1976, Cayzer was Acting Captain of The Life Guards and between 1977 and 1983, of the Household Cavalry. He worked for Barings Bank from 1976–78 and for Bristol Helicopters from 1978-80.

A qualified pilot, he represented the Popular Flying Association as a member of the executive committee from 1997 to 2001, and as vice-chairman from 1999 to 2001. He is also president of the General Aviation Awareness Council and a director of the Light Aviation Association.[3]

In 1996, he succeeded to his father's peerage title, and took up his seat in Britain's upper chamber as a Conservative. The passing of the House of Lords Act 1999 saw him elected as one of the 92 hereditary peers to remain in their seats for life. His areas of interest are listed as agriculture, animals, food and rural affairs; aviation; defence; energy and environment.

In 2005, he became a Fellow of the Industry and Parliament Trust. He belongs to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Motorcycling.[4] He is also a Patron of the National Association for Bikers with a Disability.[5]

Since 2004, he has been board director of Cayzer Continuation PCC Ltd and since 2006, non-active chairman of Air Touring Ltd. According to his register of interests on the House of Lords website, he is a director of Cornbury Estates Company Limited and Cornbury Maintenance Company Ltd (both described as property companies) and of Bygone Engineering.[6] Cornbury Park has about 5000 acres of land, including part of the old royal forest of Wychwood. Cayzer has developed business units for rental there, and for several years sponsored a music festival.[7]

Cayzer married firstly to Sara Jane McAlpine in 1982; they divorced in 1994.[8] Lord Rotherwick married secondly, in 2000, Tania Jane Fox,[9] older sister of Diana Fox, a development economist married to Mark Carney, the Canadian Governor of the Bank of England.[10] He has children by both marriages.

Lord Rotherwick succeeded to the Cayzer baronetcy of Gartmore on the death of his kinsman Sir James Arthur Cayzer, 5th Baronet, on 27 February 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Herbert, 2nd Lord Rotherwick at www.npg.org.uk
  2. ^ Koenig, Chris (18 November 2010). "Profile: Cornbury Park". Oxford Times. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "House of Lords profiles". House of Lords. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Register of All-Party Groups, p. 416
  5. ^ NABD Patrons, accessed 27 May 2009
  6. ^ "House of Lords profiles". House of Lords. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  7. ^ Koenig, Chris (18 November 2010). "Profile: Cornbury Park". Oxford Times. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  8. ^ www.thepeerage.com
  9. ^ "Lady Rotherwick is at home in the Wilderness". Oxford Times. 
  10. ^ Fagge, Nick (26 November 2012). "A jolly hockey sticks English wife". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Herbert Cayzer, 2nd Baron Rotherwick
Baron Rotherwick
1996–present
Succeeded by
(Incumbent)