Sir Anthony Salz

Law 1971, Hon LLD 2003

Anthony Salz was born in Devon, read law at Exeter University and qualified as a solicitor in 1974. He joined Freshfields in 1975 where he remained for most of his career, specialising in corporate law.  Before becoming a partner in Freshfields in 1980 he spent nearly a year in New York, on secondment to a major US based law firm. He became senior partner of Freshfields in 1996. After over 30 years with Freshfields, in 2006 he joined Rothschild, as an Executive Vice-Chairman.

He was Vice Chairman of the BBC from 2004 to 2006, joining after the Hutton enquiry. His time as Vice Chairman coincided with the 10 year Charter Review and substantial change in the BBC around that review.

Anthony is a Trustee of the Royal Opera House, The Scott Trust, the Tate Foundation, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the Conran Foundation, the Media Standards Trust and Shine: Support and Help in Education. He is Chair of The Eden Trust, owner of the Eden Project in Cornwall. He is also a Director of Habitat for Humanity GB, a housing charity.  He is a member of the Advisory Panel for the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue.  As well as being a member of the Advisory Board of the Exeter University Business School, he chairs the University's Alumni Network Group.

Anthony chairs an Independent Commission on Youth Crime and Antisocial Behaviour (organised by the Police Foundation, with funding from the Nuffield Foundation). And he co-chairs the Education and Employers Taskforce which aims to promote partnerships between employers and schools. As a Trustee of the Media Standards Trust he is chairing a Review Group into press regulation. He is married with three adult children.