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The Lord Powell of Bayswater, KCMG

House of Lords

Lord Powell was for many years Private Secretary and Adviser on foreign affairs and defence to Lady Thatcher when she was Prime Minister, and held the same position in the early part of John Major’s time as Prime Minister. Since 1992 he has been an international businessman, serving as a Board member of several major international companies including Jardine Matheson, LVMH and Caterpillar. He served as President of the China-Britain Business Council and chaired the Government’s Asia Task Force.

He is an independent member of the House of Lords and a member of the Select Committee on Secondary Legislation. He is chairman of the British Museum Trust, of the Trustees of the Said Business School at Oxford University and of Atlantic Partnership. He is a board member of LVMH and Northern Trust Corporation and on the International Advisory boards of Chubb Insurance and Barrick Gold. He is an honorary fellow of Somerville College Oxford, Kings College London and the Ashmolean Museum.

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