The Lord Goodlad
Goodlad in 2018
|British High Commissioner to Australia|
1 January 2000 - 1 September 2005
|Chief Whip of the House of Commons|
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
20 July 1995 - 2 May 1997
|Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs|
15 April 1992 - 20 July 1995
|The Earl of Caithness|
|Deputy Chief Government Whip|
Treasurer of the Household
14 July 1990 - 15 April 1992
|Comptroller of the Household|
25 July 1989 - 14 July 1990
|Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Energy|
11 September 1984 - 13 June 1987
|Lord Commissioner of the Treasury|
16 February 1982 - 10 September 1984
|Assistant Government Whip|
9 January 1981 - 5 February 1982
|Born||4 July 1943|
|Alma mater||King's College, Cambridge|
He was Member of Parliament successively for Northwich (1974-83) and Eddisbury (1983-99), Goodlad also served as a junior Foreign Office Minister then as Prime Minister John Major's Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury and Chief Whip for which in the 1997 Prime Minister's Resignation Honours he was knighted as a Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (KCMG). Following the 1997 election, he served in the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development and Opposition Chief Whip.
Goodlad was an underwriting member of the Lloyd's of London insurance market, commencing in 1977 and ceasing in 1990. His membership coincided in the latter years with the rising tide of asbestos losses and his share is estimated to have been about £90,000.
Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair then appointed Goodlad as High Commissioner to Australia. Goodlad accepted the office of Steward and Bailiff of the Chiltern Hundreds on 28 June 1999 to formally vacate his parliamentary seat, triggering the 1999 Eddisbury by-election.
On 19 July 2005, he was created a life peer as Baron Goodlad, of Lincoln in the County of Lincolnshire, and was introduced in the House of Lords the following day. He sits on the Conservative benches and was chairman of the Constitution Select Committee from 2008 to 2010.
In 2007, Goodlad was appointed Chairman of the Britain-Australia Society.
Goodlad married Cecilia Hurst in 1968 and has two sons.
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament
|New constituency|| Member of Parliament
| Comptroller of the Household
Sir George Young
| Treasurer of the Household
| Government Chief Whip in the Commons
| Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury|
| Shadow Leader of the House of Commons
| Shadow Secretary of State for International Development
|Party political offices|
| Conservative Chief Whip of the House of Commons
| British High Commissioner to Australia