Paul Ruddock has been elected to the Board of Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, it was announced today by James R. Houghton, the Museum's Chairman. The election took place at the January 11 meeting of the Board of Trustees.
"The Metropolitan Museum of Art is pleased to welcome Paul Ruddock to its Board of Trustees," commented Mr. Houghton. "His vast and multi-faceted international museum experience along with his background in global financial markets will strengthen our institution in many ways. He has been actively involved with the Metropolitan for more than a decade—especially in the area of medieval art—and we look forward to working with him in his new role. "
At the Metropolitan Museum, Mr. Ruddock has been a member of the Chairman's Council since 2010 and of the Visiting Committee for the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters since 2007. He currently serves as chairman of the boards of the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Gilbert Trust for the Arts. In addition, he is a trustee of Burlington Magazine Foundation, a former trustee of the Courtauld Trust, and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Walters Art Museum.
He was educated at Oxford University, where he earned a first-class degree in law, and is a Fellow of Mansfield College, Oxford University. Since 1998, he has been the CEO of London-based Lansdowne Partners Limited, which he co-founded. He has more than 30 years of experience in global financial markets, having worked at Goldman Sachs & Co. from 1980 to 1984 and at Schroder & Co. from 1984 to 1998. He is also a director of the Alternative Investment Management Association.
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January 26, 2011