Lord Browne of Madingley

Senior Adviser, Chatham House; Chairman, L1 Energy; Chairman, Huawei UK


Lord Browne of Madingley is chairman of L1 Energy (UK) LLP, and chairman of Huawei Technologies (UK) Ltd.

He joined BP in 1966 and he joined the board in 1991. He was appointed group chief executive of BP in 1995 and held that position until May 2007.

He is a fellow and former president of the Royal Academy of Engineering (2006-2011), a fellow of the Royal Society and a foreign member of the US Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He was appointed chairman of the Francis Crick Institute in August 2017 and chairman of the Courtauld Institute in Sept 2017. He is chairman of the board of the Donmar Theatre (since March 2015).

He is chairman of the trustees of the Queen Elizabeth II Prize for Engineering, chairman of the International Advisory Board of the Blavatnik School Government at Oxford University and a member of a variety of other trusts and boards.

He chaired the Independent Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance (the Browne Review, 2010).

He was a partner of Riverstone Holdings LLC from 2007 – 2015; chairman of the advisory board of Apax Partners LLC from 2006-2007.

He was a non-executive director of Goldman Sachs from 1999 to 2007, a non-executive director of Intel Corporation from 1997-2006, a trustee of The British Museum from 1995-2005, a member of the supervisory board of DaimlerChrysler AG from 1998-2001 and a non-executive director of SmithKline Beecham from 1996-1999.

He was voted Most Admired CEO by Management Today from 1999–2002.

He was knighted in 1998 and made a life peer in 2001.

He is the author of four books: Connect – How Companies Succeed by Engaging Radically with Society, published in 2015; The Glass Closet, May 2014; Seven Elements that Changed the World, April 2013; and Beyond Business, February 2010.