News story: The Prime Minister reappoints Lord Green to the Board of Trustees of the Natural History Museum.


The Prime Minister has reappointed The Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint as a Trustee of the Natural History Museum for a period of 4 years, until 1 April 2022. Lord Green is also currently Chair of the NHM Board of Trustees.

The Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint began his career as a civil servant with the Ministry of Overseas Development. In 1977, he joined McKinsey & Co Inc, management consultants, before joining The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in 1982 with responsibility for corporate planning activities. He fulfilled a variety of roles at HSBC, culminating in becoming Group Chief Executive on 1 June 2003 and Group Chairman on 26 May 2006.

Lord Green was Chairman of the British Bankers’ Association from 2006 to 2010, and was made a life peer on 16 November 2010 as Baron Green of Hurstpierpoint. He was Minister of State for Trade and Investment jointly at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills from 2011 to 2013.

He is a former trustee of The British Museum. He is married with two daughters.

Trustees of the Natural History Museum are not remunerated. This appointment has been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office Governance Code, and regulated by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments. It is a requirement of the Code that political activity by those appointed is declared. Lord Green has declared no such activity.

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