Lord John Taylor of Warwick
- Member of the International Trade Council
- First black peer in the House of Lords
- Deputy Chairman of the Global Group
Lord John Taylor of Warwick, a member of the House of Lords, initially practised as a barrister and a judge. He has also been a company director, TV & Radio presenter. In 1996, he became at that time the only black Lord. He continues to play a role in public life, helping the marginalised and promoting diversity as an Independent Peer. He is passionate about diversity and has been speaking and writing on the subject for many years. Lord Taylor continues to inspire and mentor future world leaders, by sharing aspects of his life and experience.
In addition to his Parliamentary responsibilities, Lord Taylor has also devoted much of his time to engaging with various minority communities and organizations. His work with Cybersmile — the only charity in the UK that is solely dedicated to addressing the issue of cyberbullying — and his avid participation in the growth and further integration of the minority communities in the UK, are just a few of the examples of Lord Taylor’s philanthropic work aside from his legislative duties.
Lord Taylor is also an established writer for Endeavour Magazine, a fast growing business magazine with over 1 million readers worldwide. Having written almost a dozen articles for the prestigious magazine, Lord Taylor continues to provide his unique insight on current events, as well as political happenings across the globe.
Lord Taylor has also recently been appointed Director of Vivier Developments, and Deputy Chair of Vivier & Co, an investment company and finance and property company, respectively, offering his extensive legal and business knowledge to the private companies which provide exclusive opportunities for their international clientele.
The International Trade Council, a global organisation which serves to share best practices to achieve improvements in every aspect of social and economical responsibility, domestic, and international trade, was recently honoured to have Lord Taylor appointed as a member of the Council. The ITC provides an essential conduit for advocacy and debate between industry and policy makers, and Lord Taylor was appointed for his wide experience in a multitude of distinct industries.
However, Lord Taylor also enjoys dedicating a portion of his time to pursuing culture and the arts. Earlier this year he was involved in a performance of Hamlet at The Rose Playhouse, with all the proceeds of the production going to restore the historic Elizabethan theatre, where some of William Shakespeare’s plays were originally performed.