“Lord (Robin) Janvrin joined the House of Lords as an independent Cross-bench life peer in 2007.  He is an advisor to HSBC Private Bank (UK), a Board member of the British Library and also a Visiting Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Corporate Reputation, Saïd Business School.  Lord Janvrin served in the Royal Navy from 1964-1975 and was a member of HM Diplomatic Service from 1975-1987, serving in Brussels and New Delhi.  He subsequently joined the Royal Household in 1987 as Press Secretary, and then from 1999-2007 was the Private Secretary to The Queen, effectively her closest advisor and Chief of Staff.”