Sir Richard Lambert

Former Director General, CBI

Sir Richard Lambert served as Director General of the CBI, the most influential business group in the UK, during a period including the banking collapse and global recession. Previously he was Editor-in-Chief of the Financial Times. He also chaired the independent Banking Standards Review Council.

"A true champion of British business"

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  • The Economic Battles Facing UK Businesses
  • European Reform
  • The Future of British Business
  • Wealth and Job Creation
  • Fiscal Policy
  • Helping Business to Expand


He presents in English.

How he presents

Sir Richard provides deep insights and powerful advice on the most important issues in business.

In Detail

As Chair of the Banking Standards Review Council, Richard led both the report on, and the implementation of efforts to raise standards with banking in the aftermath of the financial crisis. After leaving the Financial Times, Richard became the first non-economist appointed a full-time external member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee. His time there has given him rare insight into the decision-making processes of government and regulation. Once appointed to succeed Digby Jones as head of the CBI, Richard's tenure was marked by business and political turmoil. He was appointed Chancellor of the University of Warwick in 2008, and is an independent non-executive of EY and chair of Big Society Trust.


Sir Richard is well placed to comment on the outlook for British business in the global economy, and on the inter-relationship between business, government and society. He is described as an insightful intellectual and this is reflected in his well researched presentations in which he skillfully highlights the most valuable and relevant information.


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