Sir Anthony Salz

Governor, Wellington Academy Trust


Anthony was with Freshfields as a corporate lawyer for over 30 years, the last 10 as the Senior Partner. In 2006 he joined Rothschild as Executive Vice Chairman, leaving in 2017. Among various roles, Anthony is Chair of several organisations including Freeformers (a digital workforce training company); Forward Institute (which runs responsible leadership programmes); the Advisory Board to Hambro Perks Ltd, an investing business, and of Tate St Ives Advisory Council. He is also a Trustee of the Tate Foundation, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the Conran Foundation and the Scott Trust (owner of the Guardian). Previous roles include Vice Chair of the BBC Board of Governors, a member of the Board of the Department for Education, Chair of Teach First’s Business Development Council and of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, and a Trustee of the Royal Opera House. He has chaired reviews on Youth Crime and Antisocial Behaviour in the UK, Press Regulation and Barclays PLC’s Business Practices. Anthony has a law degree from Exeter University and honorary degrees from Exeter University and the College of Law. In the 2013, Birthday Honours, he was knighted for services to young people and public life.