Lord Howe has become chairman of the board of trustees of the Thomson Foundation, which helps train the media in developing countries and emerging democracies.
Howe, who held several ministerial positions, including six years as Foreign Secretary, has been a board member of the Cardiff-based charity for 10 years.
“We are delighted to have such an expert in foreign affairs as our new chairman,” commented Thomson Foundation director Gareth Price. “Lord Howe’s stature and depth of experience in so many fields is a real asset to the Foundation and its work.”
The Thomson Foundation celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. It was established by the late Lord Thomson of Fleet, founder of the Thomson organisation, which formerly owned The Times, The Sunday Times and other UK and Canadian newspapers.