J. Martin Taylor
| J. Martin Taylor |
(millionaire, businessman, banker)
|Alma mater||Eton, Balliol College (Oxford)|
|Member of||Bilderberg/Steering committee, Goldman Sachs/International Advisors, WEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow/1993|
UK Millionaire banker and businessman. Former Bilderberg steering committee
J. Martin Taylor is a multi-millionaire UK businessman and former member of the Bilderberg/Steering committee. He is former chief executive of Barclays Bank and former external member of the Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee.
Martin Taylor was educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford, where he earned a degree in Oriental languages.
He joined Reuters as a journalist in 1974, before moving to the Financial Times in 1978, where he edited the paper's "Lex" column.
In 1984, he joined the board of Courtaulds, becoming chief executive of Courtaulds Textiles by 1990. He became chief executive of Barclays four years later, in 1994, remaining there until 1998. He joined the board at retail chain W H Smith in 1999, eventually becoming chief executive before departing in 2003.
He was a member of the UK Parliament select Committee for Science and Technology for five years. He also joined the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) and compiled their 2001 Commission on Public/Private Partnerships report, where he insisted there should be 'no ideological barriers to private sector involvement in "core" public services such as clinical and intermediate health care, the management of education and local government services.'
Taylor is vice-chairman of the board of RTL Group, and was formerly chairman of the agrochemical company Syngenta AG and of the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture. He was an international adviser to Goldman Sachs until 2005.
He was appointed to the Bank of England Financial Policy Committee in March 2013, but retired in 2020.
On 14 May 2022, Martin Taylor posted on the Gouvia Marina News Hub Facebook page:
On Thursday this week my boat Odyssey was berthed on B64 when someone boarded her, found their way onboard and stole my Steiner Commander 7x50 Binoculars with attached Compass. Did anyone see anything and if you hear of anyone trying to sell what are very specialised binoculars then please call me on +447786930611.
I am offering £100 reward for their return.
I have reported this to the Marina office.
Martin Taylor Owner
Focus on the NHS
On 11 June 2022, @tomthesocialist tweeted:
I saw a message asking what my views on Keir Starmer and Wes Streeting are:
Starmer took a £95,000 donation from Martin Taylor, he has a 10m stake in UnitedHealth Group and is seeking £1bn of NHS contracts, Streeting met with Blackrock in January.
Events Participated in
|Bilderberg/1993||22 April 1993||25 April 1993||Greece|
Nafsika Astir Palace Hotel
|The 41st Bilderberg, held in Greece|
|Bilderberg/1994||2 June 1994||5 June 1994||Finland|
|The 42nd Bilderberg, in Helsinki.|
|Bilderberg/1995||8 June 1995||11 June 1995||Greece|
Nafsika Astir Palace Hotel
|The 43rd Bilderberg. Held at the Burgenstock Hotel in Burgenstock, Switzerland.|
|Bilderberg/1996||30 May 1996||2 June 1996||Canada|
|The 44th Bilderberg, held in Canada|
|Bilderberg/1997||12 June 1997||15 June 1997||US|
|The 45th Bilderberg meeting|
|Bilderberg/1998||14 May 1998||17 May 1998||Scotland|
|The 46th Bilderberg meeting, held in Scotland, chaired by Peter Carrington|
|Bilderberg/1999||3 June 1999||6 June 1999||Portugal|
|The 47th Bilderberg, 111 participants|
|Bilderberg/2001||24 May 2001||27 May 2001||Sweden|
|The 49th Bilderberg, in Sweden. Reported on the WWW.|
|Bilderberg/2003||15 May 2003||18 May 2003||France|
|The 51st Bilderberg, in Versailles, France|
|Bilderberg/2004||3 June 2004||6 June 2004||Italy|
|The 52nd such meeting. 126 recorded guests|
|Bilderberg/2005||5 May 2005||8 May 2005||Germany|
|The 53rd Bilderberg, 132 guests|
|Bilderberg/2007||31 May 2007||3 June 2007||Turkey|
|The 55th Bilderberg meeting, held in Turkey|
|Bilderberg/2008||5 June 2008||8 June 2008||US|
|The 56th Bilderberg, Chantilly, Virginia, 139 guests|
|Bilderberg/2009||14 May 2009||17 May 2009||Greece|
|The 57th Bilderberg|
|Bilderberg/2010||3 June 2010||6 June 2010||Spain|
Hotel Dolce Sitges
|The 122 guests met in the Hotel Dolce Sitges, Barcelona, Spain.|
|Bilderberg/2011||9 June 2011||12 June 2011||Switzerland|
|59th meeting, in Switzerland, 129 guests|
|Bilderberg/2013||6 June 2013||9 June 2013||Watford|
|The 2013 Bilderberg group meeting.|
- ↑ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/wh-smith-confirms-taylors-departure-as-chairman-542477.html
- ↑ http://www.wsws.org/articles/2001/jul2001/ippr-j06.shtml
- ↑ https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/about/people/martin-taylor/biography
- ↑ "Reported stolen: my Steiner Commander 7x50 Binoculars with attached Compass"
- ↑ "Martin Taylor has a 10m stake in United Health and is seeking £1bn of NHS contracts"