Richard Lambert

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.

Early life

He grew up in Manchester, attending a local grammar school, before going at the age of 13 to the independent Fettes College [ [ Distinguished Pupils] ] at Edinburgh and Balliol College, Oxford, [ Profile: Richard Lambert] ] where he studied History.

Business career

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 Times from 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 Committee of the Bank of England, which sets the interest rate for sterling, the currency of the United Kingdom. He became Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry on 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 [ Lambert Review of Business-University Collaboration] , December 2003]


He was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of York in 2007. [ [ University honours nine] ] He has other honorary degrees from City University, the University of Warwick and Brighton University.

He was appointed Chancellor of the University of Warwick on 19 March 2008 and has formally taken up the position on 1 August 2008. [ [ New Chancellor Appointed ] ]

Personal life

He married Harriet Murray-Browne and has two children.

External links

* [ CBI biography]


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