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University of Warwick's Sir Richard Lambert appointed Chairman of the British Museum
Sir Richard (above) takes over from Niall FitzGerald KBE who steps down as Chairman after eight years.
LONDON.- The Trustees of the British Museum announced that they have elected Sir Richard Lambert as their Chairman from 4 July 2014 for a term of four years. The Board has appointed him as a Trustee from 1 March. Sir Richard takes over from Niall FitzGerald KBE who steps down as Chairman after eight years.

Sir Richard said, "Niall FitzGerald has done a wonderful job as Chairman of the trustees over the past eight years. I am thrilled to be taking over from him at a time when the British Museum is going from strength to strength".

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 and chair of Big Society Trust. He is now undertaking a review of banking standards in the UK on behalf of the country’s biggest banks and building society. He was a Trustee of the British Museum from 2003 to 2011.

He is married with two grown-up children. He enjoys the theatre, galleries and walking.





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