Patrick 'Paddy' James Meade, 8th Earl of Clanwilliam (born 28 December 1960), styled Lord Gillford from 1989 to 2009, is a businessman, government and financial communications specialist.
He succeeded to the earldom of Clanwilliam following the death of his father, the 7th Earl, in 2009.
Educated at Eton College and Royal Military Academy Sandhurst., Meade started his business career with Hanson plc and has since been the director of a number of FTSE 100 companies. He is the owner (with an 80% shareholding) of the lobbying firm Meade Hall & Associates.
Meade is active in the Conservative Party. Sitting as a councillor for two terms in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Meade is now a Conservative Party donor and sponsored a table costing some £1,000 per person at the party's 2013 Summer Ball.