Stanley Kalms (born 21 November 1931) is the former treasurer of The Conservative Party and a member of the Conservative Friends of Israel. Kalms was the Director of the Centre for Policy Studies think tank from 1991-2001.
Kalms is the life president and former chairman of DSG International (formerly Dixons Group). DSG owns Dixons.com, Currys, The Link and PC World outlets. He spent his entire career from 1948 working for Dixons, which was founded by his father Charles Kalms in 1937.
Criticism of William Hague
Lord Kalms criticised William Hague in 2006 for describing the Israeli military attack on Lebanon ad a "disproportionate" response, calling him an "ignorant armchair critic" and arguing that his remarks were "downright dangerous".