Richard Lambert

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Sir Richard Peter Lambert (born 23 September 1944) is the former Director-General of the CBI, and the present Chancellor of the University of Warwick.

Education

Lambert was born in north Buckinghamshire and grew up in Manchester, first attending a local grammar school, before, at the age of 13, going to Fettes College, an independent school for boys in the city of Edinburgh in Scotland, followed by Balliol College at the University of Oxford, where he studied History.

Business career

He joined the FT in 1966, editing the Lex Column in the paper in the 1970s.He became Financial Editor in 1979. From 1982-3, he was the paper's New York correspondent. He was editor of the Financial Times from 1991 until 2001. From 1997-8, he lived in New York (again) whilst remaining editor, where he set up a US version of the paper, to challenge the Wall Street Journal.

From June 2003 until March 2006 he was one of the nine members of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England, which sets the interest rate for sterling, the currency of the United Kingdom.

CBI

He became Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry on 1 July 2006. and chaired the Lambert Review on the relationship between higher education...
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