Having established himself as a successful broadcaster, business consultant and popular After-dinner Speaker, former politician David Mellor QC has proved that there is indeed life after politics. As well as his busy life in journalism and making many personal appearances, he currently presents "David Mellor" and The New Releases Show on Classic FM, having spent eight years at LBC radio as a co-host of their popular Saturday morning phone-in show.
As a member of the Conservative Party, David was Member of Parliament for Putney from 1979 to 1997. He served in the Cabinet of Prime Minister John Major as Chief Secretary to the Treasury (1990-1992) and Secretary of State for National Heritage (April-September 1992), before resigning in 1992. An avid football fan, David was Chairman of the Labour government's Football Task Force from 1997 until its dissolution in 1999.
After leaving political office, David pursued a career as an international business consultant, focusing on the Middle East and China. In this capacity, he has been a senior advisor to a wide range of blue-chip companies, from Ernst & Young and BAE Systems to Aedas (a global architecture and design practice) and a major Gulf-based Islamic bank. He is also Senior Partner of an investment brokerage company with offices in London and Hong Kong.
David is a witty columnist and has written for the Evening Standard, The Guardian, The Mail On Sunday and The People. In addition, he has regularly presented football-related programmes on BBC Radio 5, as well as classical music programmes on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM.
David Mellor’s political and broadcasting credentials, combined with his passion for sport and music, make him a fascinating and well-informed Business Speaker, After-dinner Speaker and Guest Speaker. For further information, contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent via the online booking enquiry form or alternatively call 020 7251 8222 for further information.
- In demand as an after dinner speaker and his sharp, intelligent observations and gentle sarcasm make him one of the most enjoyable comedians on the circuit today.
- One of the UK’s most successful javelin throwers having won seven gold medals.
Steve Backley OBE
- Entrepreneur, proprietor and executive chef of the Café Spice Namaste in London