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!
President of Murray Edwards College
Chairman, UN Association of the UK
Paralympian & Crossbench Peer
Chairman, Ofcom & Former Chairman of Channel 4 & Santander
Former CEO of Urdd Gobaith Cymru
Journalist & Life Peer