Richard Tilbrook CVO OG 1979

Richard Tilbrook

An avid classicist Richard went on to read Classics at Queens’ College Cambridge, where he gained a First and sang counter-tenor in the Chapel Choir.  On graduating, he joined GCHQ as a codebreaker before being seconded to the Cabinet Office to write intelligence-based assessments for the Joint Intelligence Committee.  He later transferred to the Department for International Development, before taking up his present positions, running the honours system, advising the Prime Minister on the appointment of Bishops, Deans and Lord-Lieutenants, and serving as Clerk to​ the Privy Council.