Glasgow's buyout baron leads green bank to market

28 Jun 2015



Lord Smith set up the Green Investment Bank for the government, which now wants to sell a majority stake. Can he handle the privatisation in the deft way he dealt with Scottish devolution?

Lord Smith of Kelvin cracks a smile. Sitting at a bare banquet table at Gibson Hall, the marble-columned, crystal-chandeliered pile in the heart of the City he is considering his answer.

It is a rare moment of pause for the loquacious chairman of the Green Investment Bank, the state-owned company he set up to pour taxpayers' money into Britain's stuttering low-carbon makeover.

Read the full interview with our Chair, first published in the Sunday Times on 28 June 2015 (PDF).