Colin Sharman, Baron Sharman

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Colin Morven Sharman, Baron Sharman OBE (born 19 February 1943), was the British chairman of Aviva Group and former chairman of KPMG International.

He was educated at Bishop Wordsworth's School in Salisbury and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1965. He joined Peat Marwick Mitchell the following year, and rose through the years to become chairman of the renamed KPMG in 1997.

In 1999 he entered as Baron Sharman, of Redlynch in the County of Wiltshire the House of Lords as a Liberal Democrat peer.

Lord Sharman has been a member of the ABN AMRO Supervisory Board since 2003. He has been chairman of Aviva Group since January 2006. He is also a non-executive director at Reed Elsevier, BG Group and on the board of Group 4 Securicor. The Times 'Power 100' states that Lord Sharman earns over £400,000 a year from his management roles.

Since November 2012, he has been the Prime Ministerial Trade Envoy to Morocco.[1]


  1. ^ "New Trade Envoys and Business Investment to Boost Trade Links". The National Archives. 12 November 2012. 

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