Lord Browne of Madingley, FRS, FREng holds degrees from Cambridge and Stanford Universities, and numerous honorary degrees and fellowships.
He joined BP in 1966, was appointed to the board in 1992 and was Group Chief Executive from 1995 – 2007. He has served on the boards of Intel, DaimlerChrysler, Goldman Sachs and SmithKline Beecham.
Lord Browne is presently Chairman of the Crick Institute, Chairman of the Trustees of the QEPrize for Engineering, Chairman of the International Advisory Board of the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University, and Chairman of the Courtauld Institute of Art. Lord Browne is the author of five books, most recently Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilisation.