Rosa Monckton

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The Honourable Rosamond Mary Monckton, married name Rosamond Mary Lawson, (born 26 October 1953 in Westminster, London) is an English business woman and charity campaigner, usually known as Rosa Monckton.

She was Chief Executive of Asprey & Garrard until in 2002 she became a non-executive chairman of Asprey London and Garrard & Co.

In 2017, she wrote a controversial piece for the Spectator arguing for learning-disabled people to be able to work for less pay than minimum wage, citing 1.3 million unemployed people of 1.4 million people with learning disabilities in the UK.[1][2] This article was criticised by members of the disability rights movement.


Monckton is the daughter of Marianna Laetitia Bower and Gilbert Monckton, 2nd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley and was educated at the Ursuline Convent at Tildonk in Belgium.[3] She is married to the journalist Dominic Lawson. They have two daughters, Domenica and Savannah. Domenica Lawson has Down's syndrome and her godmother was Diana, Princess of Wales.

Monckton's elder brother is Christopher Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton (born 1952), journalist, public speaker, and outspoken climate change sceptic. She also has three younger brothers:

  • The Honourable Timothy David Robert Monckton (born 15 August 1955)
  • The Honourable Jonathan Riversdale St. Quintin Monckton (born 15 August 1955)
  • The Honourable Anthony Leopold Colyer Monckton (born 1960)


Rosa Lawson served as CEO of Asprey & Garrard until 28 February 2002 when she became a non-executive chairman of Asprey London and Garrard & Co in the United Kingdom.


Rosa Lawson is a fundraiser and supports several charities relating to children and Down's syndrome. The charities include:


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  3. ^ 'MONCKTON, Hon. Rosa(mond) Mary, (Hon. Mrs Dominic Lawson)', in Who's Who 2011 (A. & C. Black, 2011)

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