Maurice Saatchi graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1967 with First Class Honours in Economics. He won the MacMillan Prize for Sociology in that year. He was the co-founder of Saatchi & Saatchi and is now a partner in M&C Saatchi. He is a Governor of the London School of Economics and a Director of the Centre for Policy Studies.
Lord Saatchi is the author of The War of Independence, 1999; Happiness Can’t Buy Money, 1999; The Bad Samaritan, 2000; Poor People! Stop Paying Tax!, 2001; The Science of Politics, 2001; If this is Conservatism, I am a Conservative, 2005, and In Praise of Ideology, 2006, The Sleeping Beauty of America in 2007 and most recently The Myth of Inflation Targeting, 2009. He was elevated to the peerage in 1996. He served on the Conservative Front Bench in the House of Lords as Shadow Minister for the Treasury and the Cabinet Office between 1999 and 2003. He joined the Shadow Cabinet as Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party from 2003 to 2005.