|The Lord Haughey|
Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland
|Occupation||Chairman, City Refrigeration Holdings UK Ltd|
|Net worth||£152 million|
|Spouse(s)||Susan Haughey, née Moore (m. 1985)|
Haughey formerly served as a non-executive director for Celtic F.C., and in 1997 signed a deal with Asda to maintain refrigeration equipment in stores throughout the United Kingdom. City Refrigeration Holdings Headquarters are based in Gorbals, Glasgow. Sir Willie founded City Refrigeration, a refrigeration equipment supplier with his wife Lady Susan in 1985.
Haughey has given over £5 million to charity over the past 5 years. In January 2011 Haughey presented a cheque for £100,000 to UNICEF ambassador Sir Alex Ferguson to support the charity’s work with child flood victims in Pakistan. In 2010 alone, he made charitable donations of £1.3 million. Willie Haughey has backed the Entrepreneurial Spark start-up accelerator, hosting the Glasgow 'hatchery' in his City Refrigeration Headquarters.
Haughey has been named in several newspaper reports in connection with the resignation of Steven Purcell. The 2010 edition of the Sunday Times Rich List estimated Sir Willie's fortune at £150 million.
Haughey was awarded an OBE in 2003 and was knighted in the 2012 Birthday Honours for services to business and philanthropy. On 1 August 2013, it was announced he was going to be a Labour peer in the House of Lords. On 18 September 2013 he was created a life peer taking the title Baron Haughey, of Hutchesontown in the City of Glasgow.
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