Bachelor cum laude, Harvard University, 1956. Master of Letters, Oxford University, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, Oxford University, 1962.
Staff reporter Boston Globe, 1958—1959. Manager First National City Bank, New York City, London, 1962—1967. Assistant professor Harvard Business School, Boston, 1967—1971.
Managing director, chairman department White Weld & Company Ltd., London, 1971—1978. Chairman Credit Suisse First Boston Ltd., 1978—1986. President Roux Restaurants Ltd., since 1971.
Chairman Merrill Lynch Capital Markets, 1986—1993. Chairman, chief executive Highmount Capital, London, since 1993. President Templeton College Oxford University, since 1996.
Chairman board directors La Tante Claire Ltd., London, Le Gavroche Ltd., Waterside Inn, Ltd., director Liberty Mutual Group, Boston, Merrill Lynch Capital Partners, India Fund, Eastman Chemical, Kingsport. Honorary chairman United States Korea Business Council. Vice chairman board directors English Speaking Union of United States, 1991—1994.
Honorary treasurer, trustee British Museum Development Trust, London. Vice president management committee City of London Archaeol. Trust; member advisory council Japan-United States Economic Relations.
Member advisory board East African Development Bank, Kampala, Uganda. Member national committee Tanglewood Music Center. Member visiting committee Harvard University Graduate School Design.
Member visiting committee on University resources, visiting committee Harvard School Public Health, Harvard Grad School Public Health. Member board fellow Harvard Medical School. Member advisory board Royal Academy Trust.
Trustee Massachusetts General Hospital. Chairman United States Korea Business Council, founder.
Member of Vincent's Club (Oxford, England), Porcellian Club (Cambridge, Massachusetts), Boodles Club (London), White's Club (London), Brook Club (New York City).
Married Louisa Hunnewell, 1956. Children: Stefanie Claire, Charlotte Hunnewell.