Lord Chadlington has spent his entire working life in communications, as a journalist and later in PR both in-house and consultancy. He founded Shandwick in 1974 and the company was publicly listed in 1984. Lord Chadlington is now Chief Executive of Huntsworth plc, the listed international public relations group, which now has over 1600 people, operating from 70 principal offices in 31 countries around the world. Lord Chadlington is a former director of Halifax plc and has written and lectured extensively on communications, politics and Public Relations. He was created a life peer in 1996.