Lord Flight has worked in the financial services industry for over 40 years and cofounded Guinness Flight Global Asset Management in 1986. In 1998, upon Guinness Flight's acquisition by Investec, he became Joint Chairman of Investec Asset Management Limited. He was the MP for Arundel and South Downs from 1997 to 2005; was Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury between 2000 and 2004 and a member of the Shadow Cabinet. He was appointed to the House of Lords in January 2011. He is Chairman of the EIS Association, Aurora Investment Trust and of Flight & Partners and serves on the Advisory board of Metro Bank plc; he is a non-executive director of Downing Four VCT plc and Marechale Capital Ltd and previously a non-executive director of Metro Bank plc, Investec Asset Management Limited and of a number of other companies in the financial services sector. He is also a Commissioner of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission and was a member of the House of Lords EU Finance and Economics Committee from 2010 to 2015. Howard Flight, non-executive director, has resigned from the board with effect from AGM 2019. Howard Flight has been appointed to the board as non-executive director with effect from 12 September 2019.