Chief of Defence People
Joined Army whilst at School (1979). Educated Durham University (Anthropology Hons) and MA (Military Affairs – King’s London). Commissioned Royal Artillery 1986 Posted to Germany after Sandhurst, 4 tours of Northern Ireland, tours of Bosnia, Kosovo. Commanded Regiment in Iraq 2003, Cyprus 2004, and deployed as Brigadier to Afghanistan 2006. 3 appointments in personnel roles, responsible for all Army personnel policy. Interests include cycling, sailing, singing.
Chairman, Ofcom & Former Chairman of Channel 4 & Santander
Director, Clore Leadership
Reader in Early Modern European History, University of Cambridge
Chairman, Evening Standard Ltd & Independent Print Ltd
Portfolio Chair & Entrepreneur
Director, The Africa Centre & Former Chief Executive, The Place