Lord Powell of Bayswater KCMG OBE

Diplomat, Politician and Businessman

Lord Powell was private secretary and advisor on foreign affairs and defence to British Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and John Major between the years 1983 – 1991. Since 1992 he has been an international businessman serving on the boards of several major companies including Louis Vuitton-Moet Hennessy, Caterpillar, Textron, Schindler, Yell and Mandarin Oriental. He is Chairman of LVMH Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy in the UK and Chairman of Safinvest. Lord Powell is also a member of a number of international advisory boards. Lord Powell is Chairman of the China-Britain Business School, Chairman of the Trustees of the Oxford University Business School, a Trustee of the British Museum and of the Aspen Institute in the US and Chairman of Atlantic Partnership.

Lord Powell was raised to the Peerage in 2000. He sits as a Cross-Bench member of the Lords, serves on the European Union Committee and is Chairman of the All-Party Group on Entrepreneurship. He is married with two sons and lives in London.

“I am proud to be a member of The Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation and join in the support which it is providing for research into ways to restore movement to those suffering from paralysis as a result of spinal injury. It is an extremely worthwhile cause with the potential for dramatic results. I pay tribute to David Nicholls’ energy and commitment in setting up the Foundation.”

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