In 2004, Lord Farmer was a founding partner of the Red Kite Group of hedge funds, which provides mine finance and futures investment opportunities for funds. Lord Farmer has over 50 years of base metals trading experience and has led two of the biggest copper and base metal trading companies of the last 30 years.
Lord Farmer has been a Conservative Peer since October 2014. He was appointed Co-Treasurer of the Conservative Party in February 2012 and appointed to the board of the Conservative Party in January 2013, as Treasurer of the party.
Lord Farmer is a trustee of various Christian trusts and was, up until 2014, a trustee of the Kingham Hill Trust and was on the Oak Hill College Council. He is also involved in the Academy Schools programme, being the founder sponsor for ARK All Saints Camberwell.