He was a pupil at Harrow School and then studied history at Trinity College of Cambridge University.
Chairman - The Economist (1972–1989)
Chairman - British Merchant Banking & Securities House Association(1985–1989)
Deputy Chairman - Milton Keynes Development Corporation (1971–1984)
Chairman - United Racecourses (1977–1994)
Director - De Beers Consolidated Mines (1977–1994)
Director - IBM United Kingdom Holdings Limited (1972–1995)
Member British Merchant Banking and Securities Houses Association (chairman since 1977).
Married Jeannette Bishop, 1966. The marriage ended in divorce in 1971.
Married Victoria Schott, 1973; The marriage ended in divorce in 2000, 3 children.
Married Lynn Forester, 30 november 2000, 2 stepchildren.