About Us

The Lord Chadlington of Dean, MA, FRSA
(KSR 1950-61)

Lord Chadlington (Peter Gummer) was educated at King’s School, Rochester and Selwyn College, Cambridge, where he read Theology (Part 1), Philosophy, Psychology and Logic (Moral Science Tripos). His father, Canon Selwyn Gummer, was an eminent churchman who, amongst other achievements, founded the clerical magazine Pulpit Monthly.

After a brief period as a journalist, Lord Chadlington worked in the City in public relations before starting his own firm, Shandwick, which has grown into one of the largest public relations firms in the world. He retired as Chairman of International Public Relations at the end of September 2000 and became the Chief Executive of Huntsworth plc the listed international public relations group.

Lord Chadlington has worked extensively in public service, within the National Health Service (non-executive Board, 1991-1995), the arts (Arts Council, the Arts Council Lottery, the Royal Opera House), and is also involved in a wide range of charities and benevolent organisations.

Lord Chadlington is a Conservative Peer and is President of the Prime Minister's Witney constituency.

Mark Selwyn Gummer

Mark, like his brother Peter, was educated at King’s Rochester where he was a King’s Scholar, a State Scholar and Head of School. He also went on to Selwyn College, Cambridge where he read English.

He was one of two graduate trainees at Longman Group, educational book publisher, selected by national advertisement and subsequently seconded to the Open University as its first Publishing Manager. He then worked in publishing including overseas as adviser to the Board of the Macmillan Company of India. On his return he was appointed Group Managing Director of a printing firm and then Managing Director of a soap and toiletries company.

In 1990 he founded Benchmark International, a bespoke manufacturer of interior equipment for corporate aircraft, Super Yachts and luxury cars.

From 2005 to 2012 he was Head of Business Development for Citizens Advice at their Central Office in London before being invited by Peter to join him at Jobs Network.