Lord Chadlington was appointed non-executive Chairman of GPW in 2017. His career in public relations and wider roles in public life bring much valuable and relevant experience to GPW.
Peter founded Shandwick in 1974, which he developed into the largest public relations (PR) consultancy in the UK, with a significant international business, and then sold to The Interpublic Group of Companies in 1998, forming the group that became the world’s biggest PR consultancy. Peter subsequently developed the Huntsworth Group into a global group, including Grayling, Citigate Dewe Rogerson and Red, and he was CEO until 2015.
Peter has served as a non-executive director on a number of Boards, including HBOS, Britax and Tempus, and has written and lectured extensively on communications, politics and public relations. He is also active in the arts, as chairman of LAPADA, the largest professional trade association of art & antiques dealers in the UK, having previously served as a member of the Arts Council, Chairman of the Royal Opera House and the first Chairman of the Lottery Distribution arm of the Arts Council of England.
Peter is also a Trustee of the Atlantic Partnership and a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation. He was created a life peer in 1996 and is an active member of the House of Lords.