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Interview with Lord Waldegrave of North Hill

27 Sep 2021
Online webinar, Online

Alderman Alastair King, Chair of IoD City of London, as he interviews Lord Waldegrave of North Hill – Chairman, Coutts & Company and Provost of Eton College on Monday 27th September 2021 at 1800hrs. 

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Date & time: 27 Sep 2021 18:00 - 19:00
Location: Online webinar, Online
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Lord Waldegrave of North Hill

William Waldegrave (Lord Waldegrave of North Hill) is the Provost of Eton College.  He is Chancellor of the University of Reading.  He is a Distinguished Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford and an Honorary Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. 

He served as a Conservative Member of the British Parliament from 1979 to 1997 (representing the Bristol West constituency) including sixteen years service as a Minister, of which seven years were as a Cabinet Minister (Minister of Agriculture, Chief Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of State for Health, and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster with responsibility for the Civil Service Reform and Science).

Educated at Oxford University and Harvard (a Kennedy Scholar), before entering Parliament he worked in the Cabinet Office in Whitehall; as Political Secretary to Prime Minister Edward Heath; and for GEC Ltd.

From 1998-2008 he worked in the City, first at Deutsche Kleinwort Benson and then UBS.  Lord Waldegrave was appointed Chairman of Coutts in January 2014.  He is Director of a family farming business in Somerset.  He was appointed as a Director of GW Pharmaceuticals plc in December 2017.

Lord Waldegrave is Chairman of the Royal Mint Advisory Committee, former Chairman of the Rhodes Trust, a Founder Trustee of the Mandela Rhodes Foundation (South Africa), former Chairman of the National Museum of Science and Industry and a former Trustee of Cumberland Lodge.  He has published three books; ‘The Binding of Leviathan’ (1978), ‘A Different Kind of Weather’ (2015) and ‘Three Circles into One’ (2019).



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