MA in Mechanical Sciences and Economics, Cambridge University; MBA, Harvard Business School. Former: Chairman, BAA and Lazard, London; Deputy Chairman, Lazard; since 2007, current position. Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, BBC. Chairman, Trustees of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Chairman, British Bankers' Association. UK Business Ambassador. Member, Advisory Council, TheCityUK. Member, Executive Committee, IIEB. Member, Takeover Panel.