Thomas Boyd-Carpenter

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Lt Gen The Hon Sir Thomas Boyd-Carpenter KBE was Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion, Scots Guards between (1979-81). He was Commander of the 24 Infantry Brigade between (1983-84). He was Chief of Staff of the British Army on the Rhine (1988-89) and his final post was Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Programmes and Personnel) in the Ministry of Defence. He was invested as a Knight Commander, Order of the British Empire (K.B.E.) in 1993. He retired from the military in 1996. He is chair of the Government's Social Security Advisory Committee [1] and the Rail Regulator.[2] He is Chairman of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust, Chairman of the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Board on Family Law and works as a senior consultant with the management communications company People in Business[3] which works with BP, British Airways, Coca-Cola, Glaxo SmithKline, Manganese Bronz, Manpower, Premier Oil, Unilever and others. He is the brother of Sarah Hogg (head of the Prime Minister's Policy Unit from 1990-97).


  1. "Social Security Advisory Committee: Seventeenth Report 2004", Social Security Advisory Committee website, accessed November 2008
  2. "Annual Report 1997-1998: Regulating the railway in the public interest", Office of Rail Regulation website, accessed November 2008
  3. "About Us", People in Business website, accessed November 2008