Richard chartres is a crossbench member of the House of Lords.
He was appointed a life peer after more than 20 years as Bishop of London and serves on the House of Lords Appointments Commission. He studied history at University of Cambridge and was subsequently Professor of Divinity at Gresham College. Currently he is an Honorary Fellow of Trinity College. He has a longstanding commitment to caring for the environment and has served as an ambassador to the World Wildlife Fund.