Baron Paul Myners (born 1 April 1948) was Financial Services Secretary - or City Minister - in the UK Treasury department until May 2010. He was made a minister and peer by former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown in October 2008.
Robert Peston of the BBC says of Myners:
- If there is such a thing as a Brownite establishment class, Myners would be one of its elders.
Revolving door roles
In August 2011 Myners joined hedge-fund manager Cevian Capital as chairman of its UK operations and partner. He was bound to a standard two-year lobbying ban from the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments. Other post government roles include his appointment as Chairman and a Managing Partner of Autonomous Research LLP (January 2011), non-executive Chairman of Justice HoldingsLtd (from January 2011) and non-executive Director of RIT Capital Partners (from August 2010), all subject to the two-year lobbying ban. He is also a director of Ecofin plc, an investment trust, OJSC MegaFon, a Russian mobile voice and data and chairman and director of Nomad Holdings Ltd investment company.
Myners was chairman of the Huntsworth Group briefly in 2014 for six months until October. He was replaced by businessman Derek Mapp, the non-executive chairman of the FTSE 250 media company Informa, non-executive chairman of Salmon Developments and executive chairman of Imagesound.
In April 2015 he was appointed Edelman's first UK chairman since Nigel Whittaker in 2002. He will act as a non-executive chairman to the lobbyists and will continue his role as chairman of the London School of Economics and Political Science. At Edelman he will provide strategic counsel to chief executive Ed Williams.
Myers is worth a reputed £30 million after a lifelong career in fund management, including as CEO of fund managers Gartmore for many years.
In 2009 the Sunday Times revealed he had earned £200,000 in a year as chairman of Aspen Insurance Holdings, a company based in the tax haven of Bermuda that had avoided paying more than £100million a year in taxes.  
- Britain Stronger in Europe, the pro-EU campaign in the UK's referendum on 23 June 2016 - £25,000 on 21 April 2016
Recorded by the Electoral Commission:
|Date||Name of donor||Amount||Donated to|
|05/052007||Mr Paul Myners||£9,700.00||The Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP|
|25/06/2007||Mr Paul Myners||£3,000.00||The Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP|
|30/04/2015||Mr Paul Myners||£5,000.00||The Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP|
|21/04/2016||Mr Paul Myners||£25,000.00||Britain Stronger in Europe|
- Land Securities, Chair
- Guardian Media Group, Chair
- Marks & Spencer, Chair
- Gartmore, a pension fund manager, Chair
- Member of the court of the Bank of England
- National Pensions Savings Scheme, chair designate. NPSS is intended to deliver cheap pensions to relatively low-paid workers.
- Powergen - PowerGen
- Aspen Insurance Holdings (AIH) - chairman.
- Robert Peston, Who Runs Britain? 2008, page 124
- Public Affairs News, [People Moves] August 2011, accessed Sept 2011
- Lord Myners Parliament.UK, accessed 22 December 2014
- Rod Muir Myners takes Edelman top job Public Affairs News, 28 April 2015, accessed 30 April 2015.
- Evening Standard, City Spy: Lord Myners is doing God's work too 20 January 2010, accessed 27 July 2011
- City Minister pockets £200,000 from company he set up in Bermuda that dodged £100million a YEAR in taxes, Mail on Sunday, 22 March 2009, accessed 24 March 2011
- Catherine Boyle and Suzy Jagger, Pressure builds on City Minister Lord Myners to resign, The Times, 23 March 2009
- Electoral Commission, Donor search EU referendum, accessed 13 May 2016
- Electoral Commission, Paul Myners Donation Search, accessed 21 June 2016