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Sir Hugh Robertson KCMG PC DL


Sir Hugh was appointed as the Chair of Camelot in June 2018. He is independent of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and was independent at appointment. He is also Chair of the British Olympic Association, an organisation he helped lead to its largest-ever medal haul at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and to its largest-ever medal total at a Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang in 2018.

He served in Parliament from 2001 to 2015, doubling his majority at both the 2005 and 2010 general elections. He was Minister for Sport and the Olympics during London 2012, an event widely described as the finest Olympic and Paralympic Games of modern times.

He was subsequently Minister for the Middle East, North Africa and Counter Terrorism at the Foreign Office, taking part in the Kerry Middle East Peace Process and the Geneva Peace talks, as well as many other major international negotiations.

Prior to entering Parliament, he worked at Schroder Investment Management and served in the army, seeing active service in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, the first Gulf War and Bosnia. He was made a Privy Counsellor in 2012, and was subsequently knighted for his work on London 2012 and in the Middle East.