He was a Conservative MP for 18 years.
Needham has been chairman of some of the biggest companies and organisations in the UK, including the Heart Hospital in London from 1995 to 2001, Biocompatibles plc from 2000 to 2006, NewField IT from 2004 to 2007 and Avon Rubber plc from 2007 to 2012. He is currently the chairman of Tetra Strategy and Vane Minerals PLC.
On top of his roles with Tetra and Vane Minerals, he is currently a non-executive director at business support company Smarta, gambling company Rank PLC and events organisers NEC Group and a guest speaker with JLA speakers.
- David Butler and Gareth Butler, Twentieth Century British Political Facts 1900-2000, Macmillan, 2000, p.41, p.46.
- Rt Hon Sir Richard Needham Earl of Kilmorey Linkedin, accessed 27 January 2015