Born in Worcestershire in 1947, Christopher Lyttelton lived at Hagley, except for five years, when his father was Governor General of New Zealand until 1967. He then emigrated to Canada. He lived in Vancouver for a year before moving to Toronto in January 1969 where he joined a leading investment bank.
He returned to England in 1973 when he married Tessa Readman. He continued working full time in the City of London until 2006. He served as a Director of the Securities and Futures Authority, from 1996 until its activities were taken over by the F.S.A. in 2001.
Lord Cobham has two children, Oliver – born in 1976 and Sophie – born in 1978.
He is an Elder Brother of Trinity House, the maritime charity. He has various Corporate Directorships, and is involved with several local charities.
His interests include gliding, heritage activities and country pursuits.