Charles Hay, 16th Earl of Kinnoull

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The Right Honourable
The Earl of Kinnoull
Official portrait of The Earl of Kinnoull crop 2.jpg
Born (1962-12-20) 20 December 1962 (age 56)
NationalityBritish
PredecessorArthur Hay, 15th Earl of Kinnoull
Spouse(s)Clare Crawford
ParentsArthur Hay, 15th Earl of Kinnoull, Ann Gay Lowson
OccupationBarrister, Crossbench Peer

Charles William Harley Hay, 16th Earl of Kinnoull (born 20 December 1962), styled as Viscount Dupplin until 2013, is a British hereditary peer and crossbench member of the House of Lords.

Biography[edit]

Viscount Dupplin was educated at Eton College and studied chemistry at Christ Church, Oxford.[1] where he was an open scholar[2] A qualified barrister, called to the Bar in 1990 (Middle Temple)[3] he has worked for insurance provider Hiscox for 25 years. He also farms in Perthshire.[4]

He succeeded his father as Earl of Kinnoull following the latter's death on 7 June 2013.[5]

The earl was elected to sit in the House of Lords at a crossbench hereditary peers' by-election on 4 February 2015,[6] following the resignation of Lady Saltoun of Abernethy.[7]

On 19 March 2015, he made his maiden speech in the House of Lords on a report of the Science & Technology Committee.[1] In June 2015 he was appointed to the Select Committee on Social Mobility. In 2016, he served on the Select Committee on the Trade Union Bill. In May 2016 he was appointed to the Select Committee on the European Union and also the Justice Sub-Committee.[8]

In June 2017 he was promoted to Lt Col and became commanding officer of the Atholl Highlanders.[9]

In January 2018 he was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Perth and Kinross.[10]

Family[edit]

He is the son of the Arthur Hay, 15th Earl of Kinnoull and Ann (née Lowson), daughter of Sir Denys Lowson, 1st Baronet.

In 2002, he married Clare, daughter of the circuit judge William Hamilton Crawford, QC, and his wife, Marilyn Jean Colville. The couple have four children:

  • Lady Alice Hay (b. 25 Sep 2003)
  • Lady Catriona Hay (b. 25 Sep 2003)
  • Lady Auriol Hay (b. 15 Mar 2007)
  • William Hay, Viscount Dupplin (b. 24 Jun 2011)

Charity[edit]

The earl serves as president of the Royal Caledonian Ball Trust, which organises an annual ball to benefit Scottish charities.[11] He is the chairman of the Red Squirrel Survival Trust, a wildlife conservation trust.[12] He is also the chair of Culture Perth & Kinross, which is a Trust running the museums and libraries.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Daily Hansard". Parliament of the United Kingdom. 19 March 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  2. ^ http://www.ukwhoswho.com/view/10.1093/ww/9780199540884.001.0001/ww-9780199540884-e-14388?rskey=nS9fTj&result=4
  3. ^ http://www.ukwhoswho.com/view/10.1093/ww/9780199540884.001.0001/ww-9780199540884-e-14388?rskey=nS9fTj&result=4
  4. ^ "Crossbench hereditary peers' by-election" (PDF). Parliament of the United Kingdom. 14 January 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Obituary". The Times. 13 June 2013.
  6. ^ "MPs back mitochondrial donation law by majority of 254". The Guardian. 4 February 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Crossbench hereditary peers' by-election, February 2015: result" (PDF). Parliament of the United Kingdom. 3 February 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ https://www.parliament.uk/biographies/lords/the-earl-of-kinnoull/4354
  10. ^ [2]
  11. ^ "London's Royal Caledonian Ball supports small Scottish charities". The Edinburgh Reporter. 14 November 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  12. ^ "RSST Board of Trustees". Red Squirrel Survival Trust. Retrieved 1 April 2015.

External links[edit]

Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Arthur Hay
Earl of Kinnoull
2013–present
Incumbent