About FIRST – Special Advisors

Rt Hon Lord Astor of Hever PC DL

Special Advisor Rt Hon Lord Astor of Hever PC DL

Lord Astor is Chairman of NewWaves Solutions Ltd, a British company providing total solutions for the dredging, environmental and marine engineering markets. He is a Conservative Hereditary Peer and has sat in the House of Lords since 1986. Lord Astor was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence from 2010-2015. As a British Army Officer in The Life Guards, part of the Household Cavalry Regiment, he served on mounted ceremonial duties in London and, amongst other countries, in Malaysia and Singapore. He is a Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy, a Deputy Lieutenant of Kent, President of the British Motorsport Industry Association and a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Thailand.