Sir Paul Ruddock
Sir Paul Ruddock retired from Lansdowne Partners, the investment management company he co-founded in 1998, in March 2013. Since then he has devoted much of his time to the arts, and has also been appointed chairman of the World War One Cathedral Repair Commission. He was knighted in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to the arts and to philanthropy. He is the main benefactor behind the £10 million performing arts centre at his old school, King Edward’s in Edgbaston.