The Rt Hon Lord Paul of Marylebone, PC
The position of Chancellor is a titular role with day-to-day operations handled by the Vice-Chancellor.
The Chancellor is called upon for ceremonial duties and acts as ambassador for the University whenever possible.
The Rt Hon Lord (Swraj) Paul was appointed Chancellor of the University in 2006. He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, with a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1952.
In 1968 he founded the Caparo Group, a global manufacturing business in steel, automotive and general engineering products. Group activities also include materials-testing, hotels, media, energy, financial services, medical products and private equity investment.
He was raised to the Peerage in October 1996 and sits in the House of Lords as Baron Paul of Marylebone in the City of Westminster. He was Deputy Speaker in the Lords from December 2008 to November 2010 and appointed and sworn to the Privy Council, a formal body of advisers to the reigning Sovereign, on 8 July 2009.
He was a Board Member of the London Development Agency from 2000 to 2008 and chaired the LDA Olympics Delivery Committee for three years. He was also on the board of London 2012 and is a member of the British Olympic Association Advisory Board.
Lord Paul was granted the Freedom of the City of London in 1998.
He is involved in many charitable organizations including the Ambika Paul Foundation, a charitable trust set up in memory of his daughter, who died in 1968.
Lord Paul holds several honorary degrees in recognition of his work in business and contributions to charity.