The Trustees of The London Library announced today that they have appointed Sir Howard Davies as the Library’s new Chairman. Sir Howard will succeed Bill Emmott, whose second term as Chairman comes to an end in November 2015.
Alongside his prominent career in finance and industry, Sir Howard has long been a leading voice for literature and the arts. From 2002–10 he was a Trustee of the Tate Gallery (where he served as interim Chair 2008-09), and was a member of the governing body of the Royal Academy of Music from 2004–13. In 2011 he joined the board of the Royal National Theatre. A frequent book reviewer and author, Sir Howard was Chairman of the Man Booker Prize jury in 2007. He joined The London Library as a member in 1981.