Charles is now an independent member on the House of Lords and, after stints on the European Union, Economic Affairs and Constitution Committees, currently serves on the National Security Strategy Committee. He is a board member of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Jardine Strategic Holdings, Hong Kong Land, Matheson & Co and Northern Trust Corporation. He is also a senior strategy adviser to BAe Systems and Rolls Royce. His previous board appointments include Caterpillar, Mandarin Oriental, Textron and Schindler. He is on the Advisory boards of Barrick Gold and Chubb, and previously chaired Rolls Royce’s International Advisory board.
He is also Chairman of the Trustees of the Saïd Business School at Oxford University, Deputy Chairman of the Fudan University Business School Advisory Board, Chairman of the British Museum Trust, a Trustee of the Aspen Institute and of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He served as President of the China-Britain Business Council and Singapore-British Business Council for many years, and is a British Business Ambassador.
Tensions in US China relations were taken to an entirely new level last Thursday with the news that Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer and deputy chairman of Huawei, as well as the daughter of the firm's founder, was arrested in Vancouver at the request of the US authorities.
By Yan Mei
10 December 2018