Writer / Businessman
With an American mother and Scottish father I grew up appreciating the differences between peoples. Over the years this has prompted me to delve deeper into how societies work. I have a doctorate in Organization Theory form the University of Washington (Seattle) and am a fellow of the UK Chartered Management Institute.
I built up a business in the 1970s and since then have published four novels, two collections of poetry and one book on political theory (also one play). The ‘university of life’ has taught me most – and I’m still learning!
Journalist & Life Peer
Chair, Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) Council
Chief Executive of Ofcom
Co-founder, Webber Phillips & Former President & Deputy Chair, John Lewis Partnership Council
Professor of Cognitive NeuroImaging, Aston University