Peter Obi’s UK trip: Who is Lord Marland of Odstock?

Peter Obi’s UK trip: Who is Lord Marland of Odstock?

May 23, 2022 0 By Fasholu Gabriel Oluwatobi

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirant, Peter Obi, is in the UK at, according to reports, the invitation of British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

Obi, on Monday, shared photos of himself outside 10, Downing Street, the UK’s seat of government.

In one of the photos, the former Anambra governor posed with Lord Marland of Odstock.

“I just arrived at No. 10 Downing Street, London, for a meeting. Ran into Lord Marland of Odstock—full of warmth as usual. -PO,” Obi tweeted.

Who is the ‘lord’ standing with Obi in that photo?

Lord Marland of Odstock, according to Atlantic Partnership, bears the full name: Jonathan Marland.

“He is a British businessman and former Treasurer of the Conservative Party. He was awarded a life peerage in 2006 as Baron Marland of Odstock in the County of Wiltshire,” the organisation says on its website.

“He was one of the founding directors of Jardine Lloyd Thompson plc, a multinational insurance business and also founded AppleClaim, the insurance company, at Lloyd’s of London. He led the acquisitions of Hunter Wellington Boots and Insurance Capital Partners.

“Lord Marland is Chairman of Jubilee Holdings Ltd and a director of Insurance Capital Partners Ltd, Ltd and Wisden Cricketer Publishing Ltd.

“Away from business, he is the Chairman of Tickets For Troops and a Trustee of The Mayor of London’s Fund for Young Musicians, Peggy Guggenheim Museum (UK), The Churchill Centre, The Atlantic Partnership and Invercauld Estate. Lord Marland is a patron of the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Sports Club.

“Jonathan is married to Penny, a probation officer, and they have four children.”