Dr David Lough
Dr David Lough won an open history scholarship to Oxford University where he gained a first class degree. After an early career in financial markets, he founded a private banking business, advising prominent British families across the range of their private affairs.
On his retirement, David used his private banking experience to research ‘No More Champagne – Churchill and His Money’, the previously untold story of Winston Churchill’s chaotic personal finances. It was acclaimed by critics on both sides of the Atlantic and shortlisted for the Longman History Book of the year 2016. His second book ‘Darling Winston – Forty years of letters between Winston Churchill and his mother’ appears in September 2018.
Dr Lough is a member of the UK’s Biographers’ Club, a trustee of the London Library, a school governor for the Haberdashers’ Company and on the advisory board of BlackRock’s philanthropy funds in London. He lives in Kent and, with his wife Felicity, has five children, two of whom are journalists, and –so far– seven grandchildren.