Roland Rudd is Chairman of RLM Finsbury. He founded Finsbury in 1994. The company was bought byWPP in 2001 and, following the merger with RLM in July 2011, is today one of the largest global financial communications groups. Before founding Finsbury, he worked as a financial journalist at The Financial Times, The Sunday Correspondent and The Times.
At Oxford University he read philosophy and theology and was President of the Union. He is now a visiting Fellow at the University’s Centre of Corporate Reputation and an honorary fellow at the University’s Regent’s Park College.
Roland contributes his expertise to various organisations and, amongst these, is a trustee of the Royal Opera House and of The Education Employers Taskforce, Chairman of the Tate's Corporate Advisory Group and a non-executive director on the Army Board. A former board member of Britain in Europe, he is now the founding Chairman of Business for New Europe, a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for European Reform, and the founding Chairman of the Legacy10 charitable giving campaign.