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!
Philosopher & Podcaster
Chairman, Ofcom & Former Chairman of Channel 4 & Santander
Head of South College and Associate PVC Engagement, Durham University
Paralympian & Crossbench Peer
MP & Former Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries
Chair, Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) Council