Born in 1927, Leopold de Rothschild, CBE was educated at Bishop's College School (Canada), Harrow School, and then Trinity College, Cambridge. His career has seen him in many prestigious roles, beginning with his position as Partner of N.M.Rothschild & Sons Limited in 1956. He became Executive Director upon incorporation in 1970, focusing principally on overseas involvement with Latin America.
Mr. de Rothschild became Director of the National Provincial Bank (later National Westminster Bank) from 1963 until 1970, and Director of the Bank of England from 1970 to 1983. Between 1982 and 1995, Mr. de Rothschild was a Director of Sun Alliance & London Insurance PLC and he also founded and chaired the Anglo Venezuelan Society from 1975 and 1982, of which he is currently Vice-President.
Mr. de Rothschild’s financial career has always run concurrently with his active involvement in a variety of charitable and cultural organisations, particularly within the realms of music. He has been Chairman of the Music Advisory Committee of the British Council, Director of the Sadler’s Wells Trust (later English National Opera), Member of the Council for the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, Chairman of the English Chamber Orchestra and Music Society, a Trustee of the National Museum of Science & Industry, a member of the National Railway Museum Advisory Committee, a Trustee of the Glyndebourne Arts Trust and as Chairman of the Royal College of Music, the Bach Choir and of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.
Mr. de Rothschild is currently Chairman of Exbury Gardens Limited, President of the Bach Choir and President of the English Chamber Orchestra. He is Joint President of the Jewish Music Institute.