Friday, February 02, 2007


Peter D. Sutherland KCMG

Mr Sutherland is Chairman of BP p.l.c. (1997 - current).
He is also Chairman of Goldman Sachs International (1995 - current).
He is currently UN Special Representative for Migration and Development.

Of Irish nationality he was born on 25 April 1946 and was educated at Gonzaga College, University College Dublin and the King’s Inns. Mr. Sutherland graduated in Civil Law. He was also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America. From 1969 to 1981 he practised at the Bar. He is a Bencher of the Middle Temple, London and is an Honorary Bencher of the King’s Inns.

In addition to his Chairmanships listed above he also serves on the Board of Directors of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc and is associated with the following organisations:

Prior to his current position, Mr Sutherland served as:

His awards include:

He was also presented with the Robert Schuman Medal for his work for European Integration. Furthermore, he received:

He has received fourteen honorary doctorates from universities in Europe and America. He was awarded an honorary fellowship of the London Business School in recognition of his contribution to business and trade (1997).

His publications include the book ‘Premier Janvier 1993 ce qui va changer en Europe’ (1989) and numerous articles in law journals. He Chaired the Committee that reported to the EEC Commission on the functioning of the Internal Market after 1992 (The Sutherland Report).

Mr Sutherland is married and has three children. His leisure interests include reading and sport.

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