– Life Peer of the UK House of Lords
– He was Chief of the Defence Staff between 1997 and 2001
– Chief of the General Staff of the British Army between 1994 and 1997.
– He is a non-executive Director of N M Rothschild & Sons, Ashley Gardens Block 2 Ltd and Colt Defense LLC, and non-executive Chairman of Siboney Ltd.
– He is the president of several charities, including Action Medical Research, Army Benevolent Fund, Federation of London Youth Clubs and the Progressive
Supranuclear Palsy Association
– He has been appointed Colonel of the Life Guards and Gold Stick-in-Waiting to Her Majesty the Queen.