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Lord Moynihan

Lord Moynihan was a Music Scholar at Monmouth School for Boys from 1968-73 and Head Boy. He went up to University College, Oxford where he studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics subsequently winning a J.A.Fiddian Research Scholarship into Industrial Relations at Brasenose College, Oxford. He won the Home Countries International held at Monmouth in 1968, coxing the Senior Men’s IV. At Oxford he was President of the Oxford Union. He won Blues in Boxing and Rowing and steered the British Lightweight VIII to Gold at the World Championships in 1978 and the British VIII to Silver at the 1980 Olympic Games. In politics, he was Minister for Sport and then Minister for Energy in Margaret Thatcher and John Major’s Governments. In 2005 he was elected Chairman of the British Olympic Association and was a member of the Olympic Board which oversaw the delivery of the London Olympic Games in 2012. He is currently Chair and Partner at Buckthorn Partners LLP and remains active in the House of Lords whilst internationally advising on sport policy formulation. He lives in London and Ayrshire (family) and his interests include music, reading and golf.

Lord Moynihan will be Board Chair from December 2021

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