CBC UK Limited, is delighted to announce the appointment of the Rt Hon Sir Hugo Swire, KCMG, as a Non-Executive Director with effect from January 1st 2022.

Sir Hugo has served as Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Minister of State for Northern Ireland, in addition to serving as the Member of Parliament for East Devon for eighteen years. Whilst in Opposition he served in a number of roles including Shadow Secretary of State for Culture Media, Sport and the Olympics.  Appointed a Privy Counsellor (PC) in 2011 he was subsequently awarded a Knighthood (KCMG) for political and public service in 2016.

Sir Hugo is currently deputy Chairman of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC), Chairman of Imprimatur Capital, Independent Non-Executive Director of ESR Cayman Ltd, the major real estate logistics platform listed on the Hong Kong Exchange, and Chairman of the International Advisory Board of Brennan & Partners.

Over the years he has supported a number of different charities, raising millions of pounds as part of his philanthropic endeavours. He still plays a role in several charities, including The Seahorse Trust, the RNLI and The Attingham Trust.  He is a former Chairman of the Conservative Middle East Council.

Prior to entering politics, Hugo was a Director of Sotheby’s UK and Head of Development at the National Gallery, where his responsibilities included establishing the private funding arm for Lord Rothschild and the Trustees.

Sir Hugo Swire commented: “I am very pleased to be joining the board of a fast-growing UK company at the heart of the Lloyd’s of London community. I look forward to contributing to further growth, especially in the areas of the Far East and Latin America, where I feel my experience lends benefit.”

Andrew Wallas, Chairman of CBC, said: “Attracting someone of the calibre and credibility of Sir Hugo Swire shows how far we have come since the management buyout in February 2017. We look forward to welcoming Sir Hugo to our ambitious, dynamic team.”