The Trustees of the British Museum elected Sir Richard Lambert as their Chairman, from 4 July 2014, for a term of four years.
Richard Lambert joined the Financial Times after reading history at Balliol College, Oxford. He edited the Lex column and served as financial editor and New York bureau chief before being appointed deputy editor in 1983. He edited the paper between 1991 and 2001, and moved back to New York (1997-98) to launch the US edition. After leaving the FT, Richard spent a semester at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and wrote the Lambert Review of Business-University Collaboration. In 2003, he started a three-year term as an independent member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee. He was Director General of the CBI from 2006 to 2011.
Richard was appointed Chancellor of the University of Warwick in 2008, and is the lead non-executive on the FCO Supervisory Board as well as an independent non-executive of EY.