- Richard Lambert
Richard Peter Lambert (born
23 September 1944, north Buckinghamshire) is Director-General of the CBI, and the present Chancellor of the University of Warwick.
He grew up in
Manchester, attending a local grammar school, before going at the age of 13 to the independent Fettes College[ [http://www.fettes.com/Prospective/senior/history_distinguished.htm Distinguished Pupils] ] at Edinburghand Balliol College, Oxford, [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4837538.stm Profile: Richard Lambert] ] where he studied History.
He joined the FT in 1966, editing the "
Lex Column" in the paper in the 1970s.He became Financial Editor in 1979. From 1982-3, he was the paper's New York correspondent. He was editor of the Financial Timesfrom 1991 until 2001. From 1997-8, he lived in New York (again) whilst remaining editor, where he set up a US version of the paper, to challenge the Wall Street Journal.
From June 2003 until March 2006 he was one of the nine members of the
Monetary Policy Committeeof the Bank of England, which sets the interest ratefor sterling, the currency of the United Kingdom. He became Director-General of the Confederation of British Industryon 1 July 2006. He has written Government reports on BBC News 24 and the relationship between higher education and business. [The final report from the [http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/media/9/0/lambert_review_final_450.pdf Lambert Review of Business-University Collaboration] , December 2003]
He was awarded an honorary doctorate from the
University of Yorkin 2007. [ [http://www.york.ac.uk/admin/presspr/pressreleases/hongradsjuly07.htm University honours nine] ] He has other honorary degrees from City University, the University of Warwickand Brighton University.
He was appointed Chancellor of the
University of Warwickon 19 March 2008and has formally taken up the position on 1 August 2008. [ [http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/insite/newsandevents/intnews2/new_chancellor_appointed/ New Chancellor Appointed ] ]
He married Harriet Murray-Browne and has two children.
* [http://www.cbi.org.uk/ndbs/content.nsf/802737aed3e3420580256706005390ae/cbe0d5722345b4278025672b0036dc64?OpenDocument CBI biography]
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