The Chancellor

Paul's Biography

The Lord Myners of Truro, CBE, was brought up in Truro, Cornwall, and has led a distinguished career in international banking and business.

Paul was raised by his adoptive parents, and attended Truro School on a scholarship. He obtained a First Class Honours degree in Education and a PGCE from the University of London, after which he taught for a year in Inner London. He proceeded, via journalism with the Daily Telegraph, to a 20-year career in the City as a fund manager, initially at N M Rothschild & Sons Ltd, then at Gartmore plc until 2001.

In 2008, he was appointed City Minister in Gordon Brown’s government, and joined the House of Lords as Lord Myners of Truro. He is now a crossbench member of the House.

He has chaired a number of public companies including Marks & Spencer, Land Securities and non-commercial appointments including Tate and the Low Pay Commission, a Directorship of the Singapore Sovereign Wealth Fund and membership of the Court of the Bank of England. He has also served on several arts and public policy boards, including as Chair of the Tate Foundation and Trustee of Glyndebourne, London Symphony Orchestra and the National Maritime Museum.

For eight years, he was Chair of Guardian Media Group, publisher of the Guardian and Observer. He is currently working with a number of public and private companies primarily in the asset management sector.

Being a Cornishman, Paul has a love of the South West and a lifelong commitment to enhancing the future educational and economic prosperity of our region. Paul lives with his family in London and near Falmouth. His interests include contemporary art, opera and jazz. In 2003, the University awarded Paul an Honorary Doctorate of Laws in recognition of his many achievements.