Anthony Salz

Business School Advisory Board member Knighted

Prominent lawyer, Exeter graduate and member of the Business School Advisory Board Anthony Salz has been Knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

He was awarded the honour for his voluntary service to young people and public life.

Sir Anthony (Law 1971, Hon LLD 2003) is an Executive Vice-Chairman of international investment bank Rothschild and a former Vice-Chairman of the BBC. He spent most of his legal career with international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, the last 10 years as Senior Partner.

In 2012 he was appointed by Barclays Bank to head an independent review of Barclays business practices and published The Salz Review in April of this year.

He was the lead non-executive member of the Board of the Department for Education from 2010 until the end of 2012 and he Chaired the Independent Commission on Youth Crime and Antisocial Behaviour which published its report in 2010.

He is a trustee of The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, an independent grant-making organisation which aims to maximise opportunities for individuals to live a full and rewarding life; with particular emphasis on children, young people and those who are disadvantaged.

As well as being a member of the Advisory Board for the University of Exeter Business School, Sir Anthony is also Chairman of the Trustees of The Eden Trust, owner of the Eden Project in Cornwall, and a Trustee of the Royal Opera House, Tate Foundation, the Media Standards Trust and the Scott Trust (owner of the Guardian). He is also a Governor of the Wellington Academy in Wiltshire, a former maintained secondary school which a few years ago, sponsored by Wellington College, became an Academy.

“We would like to congratulate Sir Anthony on his well-deserved Knighthood,” said Susie Hills, Director of Development and Alumni Relations.

“From his work as former Chair of the Alumni Network Group and current role on the Advisory Board for the Business School, we are well aware of the passion, commitment and time he dedicates to all that he does. His enthusiasm and energy seemingly have no limits – as can be seen from the wide-range of charities and good causes he supports.”

Date: 25 June 2013

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