Lord Carter of Coles, who in addition to a career in business, has held a number of public appointments and advised the government on a wide range of issues.
In 1985, Lord Carter founded Westminster Health Care which he built into a leading health care provider and subsequently sold in 1999. He is now a private investor and director of public and private companies in the fields of insurance, healthcare and information technology.
He was chair of Sport England from 2002 to 2006, board member of the London 2012 Olympic bid, Chair of the Home Office Audit Committee, Member of HM Treasury's Productivity Panel and non-executive member of the Prisons Board.
He has chaired a number of Government reviews including Commonwealth Games 2002, The English National Stadium (Wembley), National Athletics, Payroll Services, Criminal Records Bureau, Offender Management, Public Diplomacy, the Procurement of Legal Aid and Pathology.