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Sir Martin Smith

Chairman

Martin has been involved in the financial services sector for more than 30 years. He was a founder and senior partner of Phoenix Securities, becoming chairman of European Investment Banking for Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette following the acquisition of Phoenix by DLJ. He was subsequently a founder of New Star Asset Management Ltd. and has a number of other directorships and business interests, including Chairman of Worldwide Healthcare Trust PLC and directorship of Oxford Capital Partners
 
His pro-bono interests include serving as chairman of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and serving on the boards of a number of other arts organisation including the Glyndebourne Arts Trust and the Science Museum Foundation. He chaired the English National Opera. He is a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation. In 2008 his family founded the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University. In 2013 he received a knighthood in the New Year’s Honours List for services to the arts, education and science

Martin has been involved in the financial services sector for more than 30 years. He was a founder and senior partner of Phoenix Securities, becoming chairman of European Investment Banking for Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette following the acquisition of Phoenix by DLJ. He was subsequently a founder of New Star Asset Management Ltd. and has a number of other directorships and business interests, including Chairman of Worldwide Healthcare Trust PLC and directorship of Oxford Capital Partners
 
His pro-bono interests include serving as chairman of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and serving on the boards of a number of other arts organisation including the Glyndebourne Arts Trust and the Science Museum Foundation. He chaired the English National Opera. He is a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation. In 2008 his family founded the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University. In 2013 he received a knighthood in the New Year’s Honours List for services to the arts, education and science