Lord Clanwilliam has been appointed chairman of Oracle Capital Charitable Foundation.
Born Patrick Meade, Paddy became the 8th Earl of Clanwilliam in 2010. He started his career in the late 80’s at Hanson PLC, the US/UK conglomerate, and at the same time was elected for two consecutive terms as a Councillor in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.
Lord Clanwilliam is a director of a number of FTSE companies while also advising a range of international companies and foreign governments.
In 2002, he was Chairman of steel fabricators Cleveland Bridge during the period when the company created and erected the iconic arch at Wembley Stadium.
Through his travels and extensive business career, Paddy has developed a great affinity for Russia and a number of Central Asian countries and the Middle East.
He is Chairman of Gardant Communications, the communications business he founded in 1993. He chairs London-listed Eurasia Drilling Company, Russia’s largest oilfield services company. Paddy is also a non-executive director of FTSE premium listed Polyus Gold, Russia’s largest gold company, and of Abu Dhabi based NMC Healthcare. The combined capitalisation of these companies exceeds £15bn.
Lord Clanwilliam was educated at Eton College and Sandhurst. He has three children and lives in London.
Message from the Chairman
“It is a huge honour to be appointed Chairman of Oracle Capital Charitable Foundation.
Oracle Capital Group is deeply committed to a number of important and worthwhile causes targeting inequality, education and the environment. Its sponsorship programmes are mainly focused on innovative support for the arts.
The value of dedicating part of the business to charitable projects and sponsorship is enormous. I hope that through my role as Chairman I can assist in steering a true and effective course for the Foundation to fulfil its goals and ambitions.”