Charles Hay, 16th Earl of Kinnoull
|The Right Honourable|
The Earl of Kinnoull
Coat of arms of the Earls of Kinnoull
|Born||20 December 1962|
|Predecessor||Arthur Hay, 15th Earl of Kinnoull|
|Parents||Arthur Hay, Ann Gay Lowson|
|Occupation||Barrister, investment banker|
Viscount Dupplin was educated at Eton College and studied chemistry at Christ Church, Oxford. A qualified barrister, he has worked for insurance provider Hiscox for 25 years. He also farms in Perthshire.
On 19 March 2015, he made his maiden speech in the House of Lords on a report of the Science & Technology Committee. In June 2015 he was appointed to the Select Committee on Social Mobility. In 2016 he served on the Select Committee on the Trade Union Bill. In May 2016 he was appointed to the Select Committee on the European Union and also the Justice Sub-Committee.
He is the son of the Arthur Hay, 15th Earl of Kinnoull and Ann (née Lowson), daughter of Sir Denys Lowson, 1st Baronet.
In 2002, he married Clare, daughter of the circuit judge William Hamilton Crawford, QC, and his wife, Marilyn Jean Colville. The couple have four children:
- Lady Alice Hay (b. 25 Sep 2003)
- Lady Catriona Hay (b. 25 Sep 2003)
- Lady Auriol Hay (b. 15 Mar 2007)
- William Hay, Viscount Dupplin (b. 24 Jun 2011)
The earl serves as president of the Royal Caledonian Ball Trust, which organises an annual ball to benefit Scottish charities. He is the chairman of the Red Squirrel Survival Trust, a wildlife conservation trust. He is also the chair of Culture Perth & Kinross, which is a Trust running the museums and libraries.
- "Daily Hansard". Parliament of the United Kingdom. 19 Mar 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
- "Crossbench hereditary peers' by-election" (PDF). Parliament of the United Kingdom. 14 January 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
- "Obituary". The Times. 13 June 2013.
- "MPs back mitochondrial donation law by majority of 254". The Guardian. 4 February 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
- "Crossbench hereditary peers' by-election, February 2015: result" (PDF). Parliament of the United Kingdom. 3 February 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
- "London's Royal Caledonian Ball supports small Scottish charities". The Edinburgh Reporter. 14 November 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
- "RSST Board of Trustees". Red Squirrel Survival Trust. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
|Peerage of Scotland|
Earl of Kinnoull
| Succeeded by|
|Peerage of Great Britain|
|Baron Hay of Pedwardine
| Succeeded by|