House of Lords as a Conservative peer in 2007, he was elected as one of the 92 remaining hereditary peers, replacing Charles Stourton, 26th Baron Mowbray.
He succeeded to the title Earl Cathcart upon the death of his father, Alan Cathcart, the 6th Earl Cathcart, in 1999.
- Underwriter, Lloyd's. Writing a broad spread of insurance business including: marine; property; liability; aviation; motor; life; reinsurance
- Earl Cathcart Parliament.UK, accessed 18 December 2014