Sir David Bell (TH 1965) appointed Honorary Fellow of Trinity Hall
12 October 2010
Sir David Charles Maurice Bell is a non executive director of the Economist, chairman of Sadlers Wells, the University of Roehampton, Crisis, Common Purpose, the London Transport Museum, the Media Standards Trust, the Transformation Trust, the Institute of War and Peace Reporting and the Walpole Committee. He also serves on the boards of the International Youth Foundation, Plan International, and Silatech and is a trustee of the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation and a member of the Honorary Council of the Royal National Theatre.
David was Chairman of the Financial Times from 1996 until his retirement at the end of 2009 and served on the board of Pearson plc for thirteen years until May 2009. Until his retirement David also served as Chairman of Pearson Inc. and as Pearson's Director for People with responsibility for the company's 36,000 people in 61 countries. David was also Chairman of the Millennium Bridge Trust (1995-2002), responsible for conceiving the first new bridge across Thames in the centre of London for 100 years.
David was educated at Cambridge University and the University of Pennsylvania. He received his knighthood for services to industry, the arts and charity.