In 1970, Maurice Saatchi co-founded Saatchi & Saatchi and is now a partner in M&C Saatchi. He is a Governor of the London School of Economics and a Director of the Centre for Policy Studies.
He was elevated to the peerage in 1996 and served as Shadow Minister for the Treasury and the Cabinet Office in the House of Lords between 1999 and 2003. From November 2003 to May 2005 he was co-Chairman of the Conservative Party. He is also a well-published political writer.