London Library has confirmed SIMON GODWIN as Chair, replacing Sir HOWARD DAVIES, who has concluded his second four-year term.
The appointment comes as HELEN BONHAM CARTER CBE completes her first year as President of London Library, a role she assumed in November last year.
Godwin has been a London Library member for 14 years and is a member of the Founders' Circle of supporters.
With a background in financial services, Godwin was most recently founding Partner and Finance Director of Fundsmith, the asset management firm.
He is on the Board at the Royal Institution and is co-founder and trustee of Levelling Up:STEM.
Godwin commented: "As a long-standing member, I have always felt at home in the Library and that it holds a unique place in our cultural landscape.
"For over 180 years, it has served as centre of creativity and ideas, and that vibrancy is at its heart.
"Under Sir Howard Davies’ leadership, the Library flourished, and I am eager to continue on this success, further broadening its reach.”