Rt Hon Sir Hugh Robertson was appointed as the first independent Chair of Camelot in June 2018, since when the company has recorded record sales figures in 2019/ 20 and 2020/ 21 financial years. He is also Chair of the British Olympic Association, an organisation he helped lead to its largest ever medal hauls at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
He served in Parliament from 2001 – 2015, doubling his majority at both the 2005 and 2010 elections. He was a Minister for Sport and the Olympics during London 2012, an event widely described as the finest Olympic and Paralympic Games of modern times. He was subsequently Minister for the Middle East, North Africa and Counter Terrorism at The Foreign Office taking part in the Kerry Middle East Peace Process and the Geneva Peace talks as well as many other major international negotiations.
Prior to entering Parliament, he worked at Schroder Investment Management and served in the army, seeing active service in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, the first Gulf War and Bosnia. He was made a Privy Counsellor in 2012 and, subsequently,knighted for his work on London 2012 and in the Middle East.