Douglas Hurd, Rt Hon The Lord Hurd of Westwell
President, German-British Forum and Prison Reform Trust. British Foreign Secretary (1989-96), formerly Home Secretary and Northern Ireland Secretary. Also former Chairman, British Invisibles, Chairman Coutts Bank.


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


Michael Maclay 
Former diplomat, journalist and television producer, later special adviser to Foreign Secretary and to the international High Representative, Bosnia. Chairman, Franco-German-UK Club of Three, Advisory Board member, LSE IDEAS think tank. Advisory Board Chairman, British American Project (2012-20). Chairman, Citizenship Foundation (2001-14).


Tom Rhodes
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.


Edmond Alphandéry
Founder and chairman of the Euro50 Group. Former Board member of GDF Suez, and 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. Before that he Chairman of Eléctricité de France (EDF). He has also been President of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

James Arbuthnot, Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom
Chairman, Electricity Resilience Ltd, Chairman, UK Advisory Board, Thales. Senior Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies. Conservative Member of Parliament, 1987-2015, Defence Minister 1994-97, and Chairman, House of Commons Select Committee on Defence, 2005-14

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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