Lord O’Neill became Chair of Chatham House in July 2018.
His previous roles include, joint head of research at Goldman Sachs (1995–2000), its chief economist (2001–10) and chairman of its asset management division (2010–13);creator of the acronym BRIC; commercial secretary to the Treasury (2015-16);chair of the City Growth Commission (2014); chair of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance [AMR] (2014-16). He is a board member, and one of the founding trustees of educational charity SHINE.
Lord O’Neill was created a life peer in 2015,and serves as a cross bench member of the House of Lords. He is an honorary professor of economics, University of Manchester, and holds honorary degrees from the University of Sheffield, University of London and from City University London. He received his PhD from the University of Surrey.