Dudley Fishburn is currently a member of The Trust International Advisory Board. He started his career as an editor with The Economist. He was part of the team which built the paper’s international reputation, serving as American Editor then Executive Editor for 19 years.
Mr Dudley Fishburn was Conservative Member of Parliament for Kensington for 10 years and worked in the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major on privatisation and foreign affairs. He was named “Radical of the Year” for his work reforming Britain’s property laws.
Mr Dudley Fishburn attended Eton College and Harvard College as an undergraduate. He later became the first non-American to serve on Harvard University's Board of Overseers. For ten years he chaired the Harvard Library's visiting committee and now chairs a similar committee at Cambridge University Library. In England, he was chairman of the Trustees of the Open University. He also served a six-year term as treasurer of one of Britain's largest charities, The National Trust, overseeing a budget of £250 million a year on the country's historic heritage.
He serves on the boards of HSBC Bank plc and Philip Morris Inc.