Lord Powell of Bayswater
Lord Powell of Bayswater KCMG was Private Secretary and adviser on foreign affairs and defence to Margaret Thatcher when she was Prime Minister and continued in the same role for the first months of John Major’s government.
Since 1992 he has been an international businessman, and currently serves on the boards of LVMH in France, Northern Trust and Textron in the US and Hong Kong Land Holdings and Mandarin Oriental Hotels in Asia.
Lord Powell is Chairman of the International Advisory Boards of Rolls Royce and of Bowmark and a member of the Advisory Boards of Barrick Gold, Thales (UK), Chubb Insurance and the New York Council on Foreign Relations. Among other roles he is Chairman of Atlantic Partnership, Chairman of the Trustees of the Said Business School at Oxford University, Chairman of the British Museum Trust and a Trustee of the Aspen Institute in the USA. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Ashmolean Museum.