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Our Patron - Lord Green

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint had a 28-year career with HSBC which culminated in his appointment as Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings in 2006.


He has been Chairman of the British Bankers' Association and Chairman of the Prime Minister's Business Council for Britain. He has also served as a trustee of The British Museum and an honorary trustee of Peking University.


Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint was appointed Minister of State for Trade and Investment in January 2011,  a position he held until December 2013.


He is an ordained priest in the Church of England. Lord Green is married with two children.


Lord Green joined International Needs' trustee board back in 1997, and served as Chairman to the board for 11 years before stepping down due to other commitments in 2008.  We are delighted and honoured that Lord Green remains as Patron to International Needs.


"The challenge for us here at International Needs UK is to demonstrate God's love to a hurting world through indigenous ministry.  It's risky, on the edge, daring, but like everything that sees us step out in faith, it's exciting, dynamic and ultimately very significant."