Douglas Hurd, Rt Hon The Lord Hurd of Westwell
President, German-British Forum and Prison Reform Trust. Formerly British Foreign Secretary, Home Secretary and Northern Ireland Secretary. Also former Chairman, British Invisibles.

Advisory Board


David Simon, Lord Simon of Highbury
Senior Adviser to Morgan Stanley International and member of the International Advisory Board of Dana Gas and Non-Executive Director of the GDF Suez Group. Formerly Chairman of BP, Deputy Chairman of Unilever and British Government Minister for Trade and Competitiveness (1997-1999).

Board Members

Mike Welton
Former Chairman of Premier Oil, Chairman of Southern Water and Hanson plc. Former Chief Executive of Balfour Beatty plc. Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Chairman of the UK Government's Railway Sector Advisory Group.

Eduardo Serra
Chairman, Eduardo Serra y Asociados; formerly Chairman, UBS Spain, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Prado Museum, President, Royal Elcano Institute; Minister of Defense of Spain, 1996-2000; previously Chairman Peugeot Spain, Airtel Spain, Cubiertas y MZOV and Telettra Spain.

Dr. Michael Gaul
Member of the Supervisory Board, Siemens AG and HSBC Trinkhaus. Formerly Member of the Management Board, VEBA, later E.ON and Member of the Supervisory Board, Allianz-Versicherungs-AG, Volkswagen AG and Evonik Industries.

Vivienne Cox
Chairman, Vallourec, and Lead Independent Director, Department for International Development. Senior Independent Director, Pearson. Director, GSK. Commissioner, Airports Commission. Former Director, Rio Tinto. Worked for BP plc for 28 years, latterly as Executive Vice President and Chief Executive of BP's Gas, Power & Renewables businesses.

Edmond Alphandéry
Founder and chairman of the Euro50 Group. Board member of GDF Suez, he is President of its Strategic Committee. Also Senior Advisor, Nomura Securities and sits on the Consultative Committee of A.T. Kearney, France. A former Minister of Economy of France (1993-1995), he served as Chairman of CNP Assurances 1998-2012. Prior to that he was Chairman of Eléctricité de France (EDF). He has also been President of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Shigeaki Katagiri
Senior Adviser, Lazard Freres. Previously Vice-Chairman UBS Group Japan with specific responsibility for investment banking. Former Member of the Board of Directors, Long Term Credit Bank of Japan.

Michael Bottenheim
Trustee, Airey Neave Trust. Formerly Director, UPM-Kymmene; Managing Director, Lazard Brothers; former Senior Adviser, Lincoln International. Executive Director of Citicorp, and member of the Supervisory Board of Abemy BV.

Senior Executive Officers

Michael Maclay
Executive Chairman, Montrose Associates
Former diplomat, journalist and television producer, later Foreign Office political adviser and special adviser/chief spokesman at Office of High Representative, Bosnia. Advisory Board Chairman on the British American Project and Steering Group Chairman, Franco-German-UK Club of Three. Former Chairman, Citizenship Foundation (2001-2014).

Tom Rhodes
Chief Operating Officer, Montrose Associates
Former New York Bureau Chief of The Sunday Times and Washington Correspondent for The Times. Latterly senior executive of one of UK's leading strategic intelligence companies and Managing Director International of New York technology company, Exceed.

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