Sir Martin Smith

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