Biography

John Browne

John Browne

Chairman of L1 Energy

Lord Browne of Madingley is Chairman of L1 Energy;  Fellow and former President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Royal Society and a foreign member of the US Academy of Arts and Sciences. Previously, he was a Partner of Riverstone Holdings LLC. He was appointed a Trustee of the Tate Gallery and Chairman of the Trustees, and was also appointed the UK Government’s Lead Non-Executive Board member.  He is Chairman of the Trustees of the Queen Elizabeth II Prize for Engineering and a member of a variety of other trusts and boards. He was Chairman of the Advisory Board of Apax Partners LLC from 2006 - 2007. He was appointed Group Chief Executive of BP from 1995-2007, a non-executive director of Goldman Sachs from 1999 to 2007, a non-executive director of Intel Corporation from 1997 – 2006, a Trustee of The British Museum from 1995-2005, a member of the Supervisory Board of DaimlerChrysler AG from 1998 – 2001 and a non-executive director of SmithKline Beecham from 1996-1999. He was knighted in 1998 and made a life peer in 2001. His memoirs, Beyond Business, were published in February 2010. Lord Browne holds degrees from Cambridge and Stanford Universities.

Lord Browne is Chair of the International Advisory Board.