Sir Richard Lambert served as Director General of the CBI, the most influential business group in the UK, during a period including the banking collapse and global recession. Previously he was Editor-in-Chief of the Financial Times.
At the FT Richard wrote the influential Lex column, then took charge of the New York bureau and subsequently launched the successful US edition.
After leaving the FT Richard became the first non-economist appointed a full-time external member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee.
Sir Richard is the Chancellor of Warwick University and wrote the Lambert Review into links between business and universities.
Following a period as senior independent adviser at Deutsche Bank, he has recently been appointed to chair the new professional body on banking standards.