Waverton congratulates Non-Executive Director, Peter Troughton, on his award of CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours

Waverton congratulates Non-Executive Director, Peter Troughton, on his award of CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours

Peter Troughton has been awarded a CBE for services to business, education and culture.

Peter was an outstanding Chair of the University of Bath’s Council, its governing body, for almost nine years until he stepped down from the role last July. He became a Pro-Chancellor of the University in 2013.

During his chairmanship the University rose into the top ten of all major UK league tables, significantly expanded its estate and student numbers and further strengthening its financial and international profile.

Peter was a director of WHSmith plc and chairman of the boards of WHS Retail, Waterstones, Our Price Music and Virgin Retail till 1995. For 11 years he then supported the contribution made by Lord Rothschild to this country, particularly to its arts and heritage. He is Chairman of the Lowland Investment Company plc and Vice Chairman of Archant Ltd, the regional newspaper and magazine publisher. He is a Trustee of the Royal Collection and the Royal Opera House Endowment Fund, and has been a trustee of the National Gallery as well as a school governor.

Peter is a Non-Executive Director of Waverton Global Investment plc and Waverton Investment Funds plc.  He was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Waverton Investment Management at the end of April 2014.