Miles Young was an undergraduate historian at New College in 1976. Forty years later he returned as its Warden.

His business career has been spent in advertising and marketing, most recently as Chairman and CEO of Ogilvy and Mather, a leading global communications network. Peter Miles Young is the author of Ogilvy on Advertising in the Digital Age.

More than half of his career has been spent outside the UK, in China, and then in North America. He retains a strong interest in the issues facing developing countries, especially in Asia.

Within the University, he is Chair of Voltaire Foundation, Chair of Disability Sub-Group and Chair of Development Panel of the Conference of Colleges.