Press release 107 – Lord Lee of Trafford appointed Patron of ShareSoc
ShareSoc, the UK’s premier member organisation for individual investors, is delighted to announce that Lord Lee of Trafford has been appointed as Patron of the society with effect from today.
Lord Lee, who writes as John Lee in the Financial Times, is a respected investor, proclaimed as Britain’s first ISA millionaire. In 2013 he released a financial autobiography entitled “How to make a million – slowly”. He encourages individual share ownership and has a deep interest in safeguarding the rights of individual investors in the UK.
ShareSoc is a not-for-profit organisation, created by investors for investors. Its aims are to help improve the investment experience and to represent the interests of individual investors wherever this is needed.
As Patron of ShareSoc, Lord Lee will promote the activities and aims of the society, raise its public profile and will speak at events on behalf of retail investors.
Lord Lee said: “ShareSoc provides essential information, networking, education and lobbying functions for private investors, and I am very pleased to be asked to become Patron.”
Mark Northway, Chairman of ShareSoc, said: “Lord Lee has been hugely supportive of ShareSoc’s endeavours in the past, and we are very proud that he has agreed to formalise the relationship by becoming Patron of the society.”
Cliff Weight, Policy Director for ShareSoc, commented: “The society is growing its membership, providing a wider range of services to its membership and, in collaboration with UKSA, is increasingly being recognised as the representative voice of individual investors.”
Mark Northway added “Lord Lee’s appointment is another key step in achieving these goals.”