Anthony Salz joined Rothschild as an Executive Vice Chairman in 2006. He graduated in law from Exeter University in 1971 and for most of his career worked, as a corporate lawyer, with Freshfields. In 1977/8 he was seconded for nearly a year to Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York. He became senior partner of Freshfields in 1996 and, following mergers in 2000, Co-Senior Partner of the resulting firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, until 2006. He was Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the BBC from 2004 until the end of 2006. He is, among other things, a Trustee of the Royal Opera House, the Tate Foundation, the Eden Project and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. He is a member of the Advisory Panel for the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue.