Biographies of the Review Team

>Right Honourable Sir John Chilcot GCB
>Right Honourable Ann Taylor MP
>Right Honourable The Lord Butler of Brockwell KG GCB CVO (Chair)
>Right Honourable Michael Mates MP
>Right Honourable Field Marshal The Lord Inge KG GCB DL

Rt Hon The Lord Butler of Brockwell, KG., GCB., CVO.

Lord Butler of Brockwell became Master of University College, Oxford following his retirement as Secretary of the Cabinet and Head of the Home Civil Service in January 1998. Born in 1938, he was educated at Harrow School and University College, Oxford, where he read Greats and played rugby for the University.

In 1961 he joined the Treasury where he served as Private Secretary to the Financial Secretary in 1964 and Secretary of the Budget Committee from 1965 to 1969. He was a Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, Mr. Edward Heath from 1972 to 1974, and Mr Harold Wilson from 1974 to 1975. In 1975 he returned to the Treasury as an Assistant Secretary, and then became Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, Mrs. Margaret Thatcher from 1982 to 1985. In 1988 he was appointed as Secretary of the Cabinet and Head of the Home Civil Service.

He was knighted (KCB) in 1988, and became GCB in 1992. In 1998 he was created a Life Peer and in 2003 he was awarded the Knight of the Garter (KG). In 1999 he was a member of the Royal Commission on Reform of the House of Lords.

Lord Butler, who is married with three children, has just finished many years as Chairman of the Governors of Dulwich College. His leisure activities include golf and such other competitive games as he can still manage.