Sir Peter Lampl is acknowledged to be one of the UK’s leading educational philanthropists, having personally invested tens of millions of pounds and devoted the last 15 years to strategic educational philanthropy. Sir Peter is the founder and chairman of the Sutton Trust which aims to improve social mobility through education. The Trust has funded over 100 research studies but it is primarily a ‘do tank’ initiating and supporting a wide range of projects from early years through to access to the professions.
He is also chairman of the Education Endowment Foundation set up last year by the Sutton Trust with support from Impetus Trust funded by an endowment of £125 million from the Government to improve the performance of the poorest children in the worst performing schools. Before establishing the Sutton Trust, Sir Peter was the founder and chairman of the Sutton Company, a Private Equity firm with offices in New York, London and Munich and became one of the 200 wealthiest people in the UK.