Sarah Hogg, Viscountess Hailsham
The Viscountess Hailsham
|Member of the House of Lords|
|Assumed office |
3 February 1995
Sarah Elizabeth Mary Boyd-Carpenter
14 May 1946
|Political party||Conservative (Before 1995)|
|Spouse(s)||Douglas Hogg, 3rd Viscount Hailsham|
|Alma mater||Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford|
She was born as Sarah Elizabeth Mary Boyd-Carpenter, her father being John Boyd-Carpenter, Baron Boyd-Carpenter, a former Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster-General. She attended the Roman Catholic girls' boarding school St Mary's School Ascot. Later she attended Lady Margaret Hall at the University of Oxford where she read Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE). While at Oxford University, she edited Cherwell, the student newspaper.
Through her 1968 marriage to Member of Parliament Douglas Hogg, 3rd Viscount Hailsham, she is Viscountess Hailsham. However, following the granting of a life peerage in 1995, she is Baroness Hogg in her own right.
She was an economics editor for The Independent newspaper. She was also an early presenter of Channel 4 News, but her voice, with its uncertainty of pitch, was felt by many viewers to be a distraction. At this time she portrayed Margaret Thatcher in a television docudrama of negotiations between the UK and Irish governments.
As Chairman of 3i Group from 2002, she became the first woman to chair an FTSE 100 company. In 2010 she was appointed the Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council. She is also the chairman of Frontier Economics Limited. Other current and former board memberships include the Financial Conduct Authority, BG Group, the BBC, P&O Cruises, P&O Princess, and Eton College.
- Hon. Charlotte Mary Hogg (born 26 August 1970), previously in charge of retail operations at Santander UK, in 2013 she was appointed first Chief Operating Officer at the Bank of England, under Governor Mark Carney, and from March 2017, she served briefly as Deputy Governor (Markets and Banking) before resigning from both positions for failure to declare that her brother was employed in the banking industry.
- Hon. Quintin John Neil Martin Hogg (born 12 October 1973), heir apparent to the viscountcy
She is a trustee of the school where she was educated and also a trustee of the charitable Trusthouse Foundation.
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Hogg became chairman of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) in May, bringing to bear more than two decades among London's top business figureheads, from serving her time as governor of the BBC, chairing private equity group 3i and serving on the boards of P&O, Bg group and Banco Santander, punctuated by a stint in John Major's policy unit.
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Sarah Hogg, 64, grew up immersed in Conservative politics. Her father was Lord Boyd-Carpenter, a Tory Treasury minister, and she married Douglas Hogg, an MP until this year, who gained fame for claiming the expense of cleaning his moat. Her husband was Agriculture minister in John Major's cabinet while she headed the Downing Street policy unit.
She became Viscountess Hailsham when her father-in-law, the Tory Lord Chancellor, Quintin Hogg, died in 2001 but had already been made a baroness in her own right in 1995, bringing her into the House of Lords.
The Independent's former economics editor and Channel 4 News presenter now chairs the Frontier Economics consultancy besides heading the FRC and sitting on the BG gas group board. Lady Hogg has also been a BBC governor, chairman of investment group 3i, and a director of P&O, Carnival and GKN.