Chairman, Chatham House
Stuart Popham


Stuart Popham is chairman of Chatham House.

Stuart joined Citigroup on 1 July 2012 as vice chairman EMEA Banking. Until December 2010, he was the senior partner, worldwide, of Clifford Chance LLP, one of the world's leading law firms where he chaired the firm's Partnership Council, the supervisory board of the worldwide firm.

He joined Clifford Chance in 1976 and was elected to the Partnership in 1984. He held various roles within the firm including leading the banking and finance practice areas between 1999-2003, becoming the senior partner in 2003. 

Stuart chairs TheCityUK which promotes financial services. Stuart sits on the boards of Legal & General Insurance, The Barbican Centre Trust, the Council of the RNLI, Birkbeck University of London, and advisory forum of the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. He was a patron of the Whitehall Industry Group. Stuart is a member of the CBI and was for a number of years chair of the London region and sat on the chairman's and other committees. Stuart was made Queen's Counsel (honoris causa) in 2011.