About Philip Augar

Philip Augar

Philip Augar

Sir Philip Augar has been involved with the City as a practitioner and writer for 40 years. His six books include the celebrated Death of Gentlemanly Capitalism (2001), The Greed Merchants (2005), Chasing Alpha (2009, renamed Reckless in paperback) and The Bank That Lived a Little: Barclays in the Age of the Very Free Market (2018). His next book, Agent Twister, a biography of the Rt Hon John Stonehouse, co-written with Keely Winstone, will be published in 2022.  He has written many articles for the Financial Times and other publications and appears regularly on BBC radio and television.

After leaving Schroders in 1999, Philip served as a non-executive board member at the Department for Education from 2004-2010 and the Home Office from 2010-2014. He was a member of the cross-party Future of Banking Commission chaired by David Davis MP in 2010 and the same year advised the Scottish Parliament's inquiry into the banking crisis. He was an independent non-executive at KPMG and was a board member of the retail bank TSB plc. He holds a doctorate in History and in 2018-19 chaired the panel reviewing post-18 education in England for the government. He was knighted in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours.