Rt. Hon. Lord Noman Lamont was the chancellor of the exchequer during the last recession, he spent 25 years in the House of Commons after originally being an investment banker with NM Rothschild. It was Lord Lamont who appointed a young David Cameron as his special advisor, Lamont spent a total of 25 years in the cabinet under both Margaret Thatcher and John Major.
Since retiring from politics he has been involved in RAB Capital, Balli and Phorm and has broken into the after dinner circuit, basing his speeches on the recession, the way out, the decision to join the Euro.