Richard Lambert

Honorary graduates 2010-11

Richard Lambert (LLD)

Tuesday 13 July 2010, 4:30pm

Born in 1944 in Buckinghamshire, Richard Lambert spent his early years in Manchester attending a local grammar school. At the age of 13 he started at the independent Fettes College in Edinburgh, followed by Balliol College, Oxford where he read History.

Richard joined the Financial Times in 1966 and edited the Lex column in the 1970s, becoming financial editor in 1979. In 1982 he moved to New York as the Bureau Chief, returning to the UK a year later as Deputy Editor. He became Editor of the Financial Times in 1991 and during his 10 years in this role launched the US version of the newspaper.

In 2003 he was asked by the Chancellor to write the Lambert Review of Business-University Collaboration.

A member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee from Spring 2003 until Spring 2006, Richard took up the post of Director-General of the CBI in July 2006. Among a number of other non-remunerated roles, Richard is also a Trustee of the British Museum and became Chancellor of the University of Warwick in August 2008.

He is married to Harriet Murray-Browne and has two children.