Economic Advisory Panel
According to Global Vision 'The distinguished economists who are members of Global Vision's Economic Advisory Panel come from varied backgrounds and disciplines, but they all support the arguments set out in our Position Statement.'
Professor Philip Booth is currently the Editorial and Programme Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs and Professor of Insurance and Risk Management at Cass Business School, City University, London. Prior to this he was Associate Dean of Cass Business School, and worked as a Special Advisor to the Bank of England on financial stability issues. He began his career working for Axa Equity and Law in their investment department. Philip is published widely on numerous financial matters, ranging from social insurance, actuarial science, real estate finance and pension reform. He is also the editor of Economic Affairs and Associate Editor of the British Actuarial Journal and the Annals of Actuarial Science.
- Keith Boyfield is a consultant economist who specialises in competition and regulatory issues. He advises a range of multinational companies, trade associations and non-profit organisations. He has acted as a consultant to some of the world's largest companies including Mid American Energy Holdings, Seagram and Siemens. He has also advised several major financial institutions including Aon and J P Morgan Chase. Keith was awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Marketing in 2003, the world's largest professional body for marketing, for whom he has also acted as a consultant. He is a regular contributor to the editorial section of the Wall Street Journal and is a columnist for Acquisition Monthly. He has written numerous studies for several leading think tanks, including the European Policy Forum, the Institute of Economic Affairs, and the Centre for Policy Studies. Most recently, Keith was made a Fellow of the Globalisation Institute, a newly launched thinktank focusing on free trade and international development, with particular reference to enterprise-based solutions to poverty.
- Dr Brian Burkitt is Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Bradford, a post he has held since 1979. He also is the Director of the European Economics Research Unit, and a Senior Member of the Economics Staff Resource Group. Brian gained a first in Economics and then a PhD from the University of Leeds. He worked as a research assistant for the Bradford Area Development Association before becoming a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Bradford. Brian has written and co-authored a number of articles and books, assisted with editorial work on the Bulletin of Economic Research and was a member of the Economic and Social Research Council's (ESRC) study group on Labour Economics and on Political Economy. He has had articles published in New Statesman, The Sun, and the Telegraph, to name but a few. Since 1995, he has also been an Economic Advisor on the Labour Euro-Safeguards Campaign.
- Dr Eamonn Butler is the Director of the Adam Smith Institute, a leading influential think tank promoting choice and competition in the delivery of services. After graduating from the University of Aberdeen, he completed his PhD at the University of St Andrews and worked as a Research Associate in the US House of Representatives in Washington. He went on to become lecturer in Philosophy at Hillsdale College in Michigan. Eamonn was editor of The Broker Monthly, tutored in Economics at Hollins College, London, and then London Guildhall University, before moving to his present position. He has also authored many books. Eamonn is married with two children and is fascinated by Archaeology and antiquarian maps.
- Tim Congdon is an economist and businessman, who has for over 30 years been a strong advocate of sound money and free markets in the UK's public policy debates. He was a member of the Treasury Panel of Independent Forecasters (the so-called "wise men") between 1992 and 1997, which advised the Chancellor of the Exchequer on economic policy. He founded Lombard Street Research, one of the City of London's leading economic research consultancies, in 1989. Tim was Lombard Street's Managing Director from 1989 to 2001 and its Chief Economist from 2001 to 2005. He has been a visiting professor at the Cardiff Business School and the City University Business School (now the Cass Business School), and is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the London School of Economics. Tim was awarded the CBE for services to economic debate in 1997. He is currently writing two books: Keynes, the Keynesians and Monetarism and Money in a Modern Economy.
- Dr Brian Hindley is a Senior Fellow of the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE). He is an Emeritus Reader in Trade Policy Economics at the London School of Economics and has published widely on trade policy and the World Trade Organisation. He has a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago and has lectured on international trade and trade policy at Sciences Po (Paris); LUISS (Rome); the University of Leuven; the University of Amsterdam; and KDI (Korea). Brian is active as an economic consultant. As well as private businesses, he has advised a number of international organizations, including the World Bank and OECD, on matters relating to international trade.
- Lord Norman Lamont of Lerwick was a Cabinet Minister for Margaret Thatcher and John Major, and has held numerous top positions including being a highly praised Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1990-1993. Lord Lamont entered the House of Commons after a career as an investment banker with N M Rothschild and Sons, and served as an MP for over 25 years, becoming a Life Peer in 1998. Lord Lamont was a leading member of the Thatcher government that brought about the successful economic reforms that transformed the British economy. He is a Director of RAB Capital, Scottish Re, Balli plc, and advisor to Rotch Property. He is Chairman of the East European Food Fund and Director of a number of investment funds. Lord Lamont sits on the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee.
- David Lascelles is co-founder and senior fellow of the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation, an independent City of London think tank sponsored by leading banks and financial institutions to research the future of financial services. He has written papers for the CSFI on a wide range of subjects, including the impact of the euro, the EU’s plans for a single market in financial services, and competition among financial centres. David was previously with the Financial Times, where he held several key positions including Banking Editor and New York bureau chief. He is now a non-executive Director of Arbuthnot Banking Group, a diversified financial services company, and the author of a recent book on the evolution of retail banking: 'Other People’s Money'.
- Dan Lewis is head of the energy and environment unit of the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) and Research Director of the Economic Research Council. His recent publications include Recharging The Nation - The Challenge and Cost of Increasing Renewable Electricity (2003 for the Economic Research Council), The Essential Guide to British Quangos 2005 (CPS and ERC 2005) and The Larceny of the Lottery (CPS with Ruth Lea 2006). Dan is also the webmaster for AEI, an information resource for the alternative energy investor with stocks, prices, news and comment. He contributes regularly to the media as a journalist and broadcaster. His areas of expertise are: quangos, energy policy, alternative energy and the National Lottery.
- Stephen Lewis is currently Chief Economist at the Dutch private bank Insinger de Beaufort, having had a long career in the financial industry. He previously worked for Monument Securities, and established The London Bond Broking Company, both of which are now divisions of Insinger de Beaufort. Stephen graduated from Oxford University/Balliol College. He began his career with the stockbrokers Phillips and Drew, becoming a partner with them, and then acted as Director of Economic Research while the firm was taken over by UBS. Eventually Stephen left his full time post, though continued as a consultant, to start his own consultancy and publishing firm (Fifth Horseman Publications), providing leading market analysis and information to international banks, governments and financial management institutions.
- Dr Gerard Lyons is Global Head of Treasury Research at Standard Chartered Bank. He began his City career working for Chase Manhattan, gained his PhD from the University of London, and has carried out research at the Henley Centre for Forecasting. Prior to his present role, he was Chief UK Economist at Swiss Bank Corporation and Chief Economist at UK stockbroker Savory Milln, before becoming Chief Economist and Executive Director at DKB International. Gerard is a sought after conference speaker, and regularly appears in the media and press. He has a fantastic track record in predicting global financial movements and problems, and has testified before the House of Lords Select Committee on the Bank of England.
- Professor Kent Matthews is Sir Julian Hodge Professor of Banking and Finance at Cardiff Business School. He gained his first degree from the London School of Economics and achieved his PhD from the University of Liverpool. He began his career as a research assistant at the LSE, and then worked for the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. Kent became Lecturer in Monetary Economics at the University of Liverpool before moving to Cardiff to become Senior Lecturer in International Finance. He was then made Professor of Banking and Finance with the Liverpool Business School. He has developed an international career as well, working as a Guest Professor with Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, as a Visiting Associate Professor with the University of Western Ontario in Canada, and as the Visiting Daimler-Benz Professor of Monetary Economics with Humbolt University in Berlin.
- Dr John Meadowcroft is lecturer in Public Policy at King’s College, London. He authored The Ethics of the Market (Palgrave, 2005) and co-edited The Road to Economic Freedom (Edward Elgar, 2006). His principle research interests are political philosophy and political economy. Before joining King’s College, he was Deputy Editorial Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs, and lecturer in Parliament and Politics on the Hansard Scholars Programme at the London School of Economics. He was also a lecturer in Politics at Queen Mary University of London. He also advises the Swedish think tank, Captus.
- John Mills is the Managing Director of John Mills Ltd, one of the fastest growing import-export companies in the UK, with an annual turn-over of approximately £50 million and trading relationships stretching over Europe, the Far East and North America. He graduated from Oxford University with an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and initially was a management trainee for Unilever. John has been an elected member for the Labour Party in Camden for over thirty years, being responsible mostly for the £800 million budget. His involvement has reached from London housing authorities and docklands development agencies through to involvement with the Labour Economic Policy Group and Labour Economic Research Council. John has authored many books and pamphlets, including an economics history text widely used in Chinese universities.
- Patrick Minford has been Professor of Applied Economics at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, since 1997. He started his career with economic positions in the Ministry of Finance, Malawi in the late 1960s, before joining the Director’s staff at Courtaulds Limited. He moved to HM Treasury, working with the HM Treasury Delegation to Washington DC, before joining Manchester University and then the National Institute for Economic and Social Research. From 1976 to 1997, he was Professor of Economics at Liverpool University, and from 1990-1996 he was a member of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission. From 1993-1996 he was also one of HM Treasury’s ‘Wise Men’ on the Treasury Panel of Forecasters, and received the CBE for services to economics in 1996. Patrick has authored many books and articles on economic subjects and founded the Liverpool Research Group in Macroeconomics.
- Julian Morris founded the International Policy Network in 2001. He was previously the Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs Environment and Technology Programme. He has two Masters Degrees in Economics and a Graduate Diploma in Law from the University of Westminster. He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Buckingham.
- Paul Ormerod is one of the most experienced business economists in the UK. He read economics at Cambridge and, after taking the MPhil in economics at Oxford, worked as a macroeconomic modeller and forecaster at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. Since 1980, he has worked in the private sector. He and colleagues built up the Henley Centre for Forecasting and sold it to WPP Group plc, a FTSE 100 company, in the early 1990s. Since 1999 he has been a Director of Volterra Consulting. Paul is the author of three best-selling books on economics, The Death of Economics, Butterfly Economics and, most recently, Why Most Things Fail which was chosen by Business Week as one of the top 10 business books in the US in 2006. Paul publishes widely in academic journals and has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy of Social Sciences.
- Dr Mark Pennington is a senior Lecturer in Political Economy at Queen Mary College, University of London. His main research interests lie in the political economy of the regulatory state, with a particular emphasis on environmental policy and public sector reform. Much of his past work has been concerned with the potential role of market processes in improving environmental quality. To this end, he has completed two books examining the politics of land use regulation in the UK and the potential for market solutions. He also has broader interests in political economy, with a particular interest in public choice theory and the 'Austrian' school of economics. At present he is looking at the implications of 'spontaneous order theories' and Hayek's economics for theories of deliberative democracy and the 'politics of difference'. A synthesis of his recent work is reflected in his current book project: Towards the Minimal State: Markets and the Future of Public Policy. He has published in journals such as Political Studies, Review of Austrian Economics, New Political Economy and Policy and Politics. He is author of Liberating the Land: The Case for Private Land Use Planning (Institute of Economic Affairs, 2002).
- Neil Record was educated at Oxford University/Balliol College (MA Philosophy & Psychology) and UCL (MSc Economics). He spent the early part of his career as an economist at the Bank of England, and then did a stint in industry. In 1983 he founded Record Currency Management, a specialist currency investment management business, where he has been principal shareholder and Chairman ever since. In 2003, Neil completed a book on Currency Overlay, the first on this specialist topic. He has also authored numerous articles on currency issues, is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and seminars, and is acknowledged as one of the leading figures in currency management. In 2006, he authored Sir Humphrey’s Legacy, an IEA monograph exploring the scale of unfunded public sector pension liabilities. Record Currency Management has $41bn under management.
- Martin Ricketts is Professor of Economic Organisation and Dean of Humanities at the University of Buckingham. Widely published, he began his career after graduating from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He then worked at the Industrial Policy Group as a research economist before becoming a research fellow at the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of York, where he gained his PhD. He moved to the University of Buckingham, progressing to Professor in 1987. Martin is a Visiting Professor at the Virginia Polytechnic and State University in the US, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts Manufacturers and Commerce, a Honorary Professor at Heriot-Watt University, and a managing trustee of the Institute of Economic Affairs.
- Dr Colin Robinson is Emeritus Professor at the University of Surrey, where he was appointed to the Chair of Economics and subsequently founded the University's Department of Economics. His early career was as a business economist, mainly in the oil industry, though later he became the Editorial Director for the Institute of Economic Affairs, principally researching energy industries and regulated utilities. Colin has been widely published, having authored 23 books and monographs and over 160 journal papers. In 1992 he was named the British Institute of Energy Economics ‘Economist of the Year’, and in 1998 received the ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Profession and its Literature’ award from the International Association for Energy Economics.
- Bridget Rosewell is one of the founding Directors and Chairman of Volterra Consulting. She founded Business Strategies Ltd, building it from its inception in 1988 to its current status as one of the leading forecasting consultancies in the UK. She is a former member of the Independent Panel of Forecasters ('Wise Men') which advised the Chancellor. She is a regular broadcaster and conference presenter. Bridget's earlier career involved research in Oxford, largely on labour markets. She read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University and then took an MPhil in Economics. Bridget's current appointments include: Consultant Chief Economist, Greater London Authority; Non-Executive Director, Britannia Building Society; Visiting Professor, City University Business School; Special Adviser to Treasury Select Committee on monetary policy; Member, Advisory Board, Centre for Research into Innovation and Competition.
- Anthony Scholefield has been working on political economic research since 1999, specialising in demography, migration and EU issues. He is the author of The Death of Europe, a study into the impact of population decline within the EU. He worked directly with the Chairman of the No Campaign, and gave evidence to the Treasury Committee on the UK and the Euro from 2002-2003. Anthony is soon to publish a new study on the economics of migration later this year. Anthony’s early career, after graduating from Oxford with a History degree and then gaining an external degree in Economics and Statistics from London, was as a Chartered Accountant and Business Executive in the 1960s. He then developed his own business, which gave him wide experience in the small business field of retailing, import-export matters and commercial property.
- David Smith recently retired from his position of Chief Economist with Williams de Broe plc, where he produced regular economic and financial forecasts. Having worked for Williams de Broe for 24 years, David’s previous roles were as a research fellow with the London Business School’s Centre for Economic Forecasting and as a Senior Economist with Cambridge Econometrics. David’s early career after graduating from Cambridge was spent working for the Bank of England, Bank of Scotland, Kemp-Gee and Co. stockbrokers and then the National Westminster Bank. David is a Visiting Professor at the University of Derby, external lecturer at Cardiff University Business School and Chairman of the Shadow Monetary Policy Committee run by the Institute of Economic Affairs.
Professor John Gillingham is University of Missouri Board of Curators Professor, having previously served as Professor of History at University of Missouri-St. Louis since 1986. He has a distinguished academic career behind him, including being the former Director of the Truman Era Research Program, Visiting Professor at the European University Institute at Florence, and Research Associate at the Institut für Zeitgeschichte in Munich. Professor Gillingham obtained his PhD in History from the University of California, Berkeley. He has also won many academic honours, including that of Senior Research Scholar at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, Fellow at the Harvard Center for European Studies, a Jean Monnet Fellow of the European University Institute, and Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars. John has written widely on EU integration, NATO, European history, and America's relationship with the EU. His most recent works include Design for a New Europe (2006) and European Integration, 1950-2003: Superstate or New Market Economy (2003). He is currently working on Europe Lost, Not yet Found, 1945-2005: A Short History. He has also written numerous articles and chapters for academic journals and books. Professor Gillingham frequently presents papers and delivers lectures both in the US and throughout Europe.
Martin Howe QC is practicing Queen's Counsel specializing in European law and Intellectual Property law. Martin was called to the Bar in 1978, and appointed QC in 1996. He was the former Chairman of the Research Committee of the Society of Conservative Lawyers, and his publications include Monetary Policy after Maastricht (1992) and The Constitution After Maastricht (1993).
Dr. John C. Hulsman is the Alfred von Oppenheim Scholar in Residence at the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin, where he handles the transatlantic and Middle East portfolio. Having led the 'Hulsman Commission' on reaching a common German-US position on the Iranian nuclear crisis, John has also given 880 high-level briefings at the invitation of the US Department of State, the National Security Council, the House International Relations Committee, and the CIA. As well as advising other world governments, John is a frequent television commentator on ABC, CBS, Fox News, CNN and the BBC, and also has been published in The Financial Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Die Welt and Le Monde. He was a senior Research Fellow in International Relations with the Heritage Foundation before he moved to the National Interest, a prestigious US foreign policy journal. He was a fellow in European studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington. He has taught European Security Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and world politics and US foreign policy at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, also where he gained his PhD. The author of three books, John has also delivered more than 230 speeches and papers at conferences sponsored by Harvard, Yale, Stanford, NATO, the Department of State, the German Council of Foreign Relations, the French Army War College and the German Marshall Fund.
Dr. Terence Kealey graduated in medicine from St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School, London University, in 1975. He then specialised in biomedical research, achieving his DPhil (PhD) from the Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Oxford University, in 1982. After an MRC Training Fellowship and a Wellcome Senior Clinical Research Fellowship he settled in 1986 in Cambridge as a university lecturer and NHS consultant in clinical biochemistry. His biomedical research has focussed on the cell biology of human skin. He has also studied the economics of science and higher education. His 1996 book The Economic Laws of Scientific Research argues that, contrary to myth, there is no market failure in science, and that it can be entrusted safely to the free market. His latest book, Sex, Science and Profits, will be published in 2008. He was appointed Vice-Chancellor the University of Buckingham in 2001. He writes occasionally for The Times and other national broadsheets.
John O'Sullivan is Editor-in-Chief of the respected international affairs magazine, The National Interest, and Editor-at-large of National Review magazine. A Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, he has previously been the Editor-in-chief of United Press International and was a special advisor to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. John co-chairs the New Atlantic Initiative, founded at the Congress of Prague in 1996 with President Vaclav Havel and Baroness Thatcher, which seeks to expand the Atlantic community of democracies. John has had articles published in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Spectator; he is also a published author and lecturer on British and American politics.
Dr Andrew Roberts is an eminent historian, writer and broadcaster. He is honorary senior scholar at Gonville and Caius College Cambridge University. His works The Holy Fox (1991) and Eminent Churchillians (1994) are widely acclaimed, and his History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900 won him an invitation to deliver the prestigious White House Lecture and a private audience with President George W Bush. Andrew writes for the Sunday Telegraph and has also been published in the Daily Telegraph, Mail on Sunday and The Spectator. Andrew presented a BBC2 historical series on Hitler and Churchill in 2003, coinciding with the release of his book: Hitler and Churchill: Secrets of Leadership. After the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, Andrew was on NBC for the whole 7 hours of the funeral. He also covered the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother for CNN, and the marriage of Prince Charles to Camilla Parker-Bowles for NBC. He also wrote Waterloo: Napoleon's Last Gamble (published in the US as Waterloo: The Battle for Modern Europe) and Salisbury: Victorian Titan (1999); the latter of which won the Wolfson History Prize and the James Stern Silver Pen Award. Andrew is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, of the Royal Society of Arts, and of the Napoleonic Institute, and was Chair of the Conservative Party's Advisory Panel on the teaching of history in schools in 2005. He is an Honorary Member of the International Churchill Society (UK) and a Trustee of the Margaret Thatcher Archive Trust.
- Sir Oliver Wright GCMG, GCVO, DSC Sir Oliver Wright has had a distinguished career in HM Diplomatic Service, having served as the UK Ambassador to the USA in Washington from 1982-1986. He was the Ambassador to Denmark from 1966-1969 and Ambassador to Germany from 1975-1981. His Diplomatic career has taken him to New York, Romania, Singapore, Berlin and South Africa, and given him roles at the Imperial Defence College. Sir Oliver was also private secretary to the Prime Ministers Sir Alec Douglas-Home and Harold Wilson. He is a former Master of Christ's College (Cambridge) University, and held the position of Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of South Carolina, Visiting Professor at Washington University St Louis, and Clark Fellow at Cornell University. Sir Oliver served as Director of Siemens Ltd, Amalgamated Metal Corp, Savoy Hotels Plc, and General Technological Systems Inc, after his Diplomatic career. He was President of the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, and a board member for the British Council and Trustee for the British Museum.
Members of Parliament
Brian Binley MP Conservative; Northampton South
Angela Browning MP Conservative; Tiverton and Honiton
David Burrowes MP Conservative; Enfield, Southgate
Douglas Carswell MP Conservative; Harwich
Bill Cash MP Conservative; Stone
Christopher Chope MP Conservative; Christchurch
Geoffrey Cox MP Conservative; Torridge and West Devon
Stephen Crabb MP Conservative; Preseli Pembrokeshire
Philip Davies MP Conservative; Shipley
Nigel Evans MP Conservative; Ribble Valley
Mark Field MP Conservative; Cities of London and Westminster
Roger Gale MP Conservative; North Thanet
James Gray MP Conservative; North Wiltshire
Greg Hands MP Conservative; Hammersmith and Fulham
John Hayes MP Conservative; South Holland & The Deepings
Rt Hon David Heathcoat-Amory MP Conservative; Wells
Philip Hollobone MP Conservative; Kettering
Bernard Jenkin MP Conservative; North Essex
Eleanor Laing MP Conservative; Epping Forest
Rt Hon Peter Lilley MP Conservative; Hitchin and Harpenden
Tim Loughton MP Conservative; East Worthing and Shoreham
Mark Pritchard MP Conservative; The Wrekin
Rt Hon John Redwood MP Conservative; Wokingham
Dr Bob Spink MP Conservative; Castle Point
Charles Walker MP Conservative; Broxbourne
John Whittingdale MP Conservative; Maldon and East Chelmsford
Sir Nicholas Winterton MP Conservative; Macclesfield
Members of the European Parliament
Syed Kamall MEP Conservative; London
Roger Helmer MEP Conservative; East Midlands
- Baroness Buscombe Conservative
- Rt Hon Lord Chalfont Crossbench
- Rt Hon Lord Eden of Winton Conservative
Rt Hon Lord Hamilton of Epsom Conservative
Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts Conservative
Earl of Liverpool Conservative
Lord Monson Crossbench
Viscount Montgomery of Alamein Crossbench
Lord Moran Crossbench
Baroness Noakes Conservative
Baroness O'Cathain Conservative
Rt Hon Lord Parkinson Conservative
Lord Rees-Mogg Crossbench
Lord Stoddart of Swindon Independent Labour
Lord Tombs Crossbench
Rt Hon Lord Trimble Conservative
The following Peers also support Global Vision: Rt Hon Lord Forsyth of Drumlean, Business Supporter Lord Kalms, Business Supporter Rt Hon Lord Lamont of Lerwick, Economic Advisory Panel Lord Saatchi, Business Supporter Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover, Business Supporter Lord Sheppard of Didgemere, Business Supporter Lord Stevens of Ludgate, Business Supporter Viscount Trenchard, Business Supporter Lord Vinson of Roddam Dene, Business Supporter Rt Hon Lord Young of Graffham, Business Supporter
'In a personal capacity'
Henry Angest, Chairman & Chief Executive, Arbuthnot Banking Group plc.
Peter Baker, Principal, Peter Baker and Co.
Nicholas Barber CBE, Chairman, Bolero International Ltd.
Patrick Barbour, Civitas Trustee.
Grahame Berkeley, Chairman, Berkeley Burke Group Ltd.
Tony Bickford, Founder and former Chairman, QAS.
Julian Blackwell DL, President, Blackwell Ltd.
David Briggs, Managing Director, Dawsons Music Ltd.
Roger Brooke, Founder, Candover Investments.
Peter Buckley, Chairman, Caledonia Investments plc.
Algy Cluff, Chairman and CEO, Cluff Gold plc.
Sir John Craven, Chairman, Fleming Family and Partners.
Sir Michael Edwardes, former Chief Executive, British Leyland.
Nicholas Finney, Managing Director, The Waterfront Group.
Lord Forsyth of Drumlean, Senior Managing Director, Evercore Partners.
Patrick Evershed, Fund Manager, New Star Asset Management.
Sir Rocco Forte, Chairman and Chief Executive, Rocco Forte Hotels.
Jonathan Fry, Chairman, Control Risks.
Dr Gilbert Greenall CBE, Former Director, The Greenalls Group.
Peter Hargreaves, Chief Executive, Hargreaves Lansdown.
John Harris, Chairman, Alba plc.
Michael Heller, Chairman, London and Associated Properties plc.
Richard Jeffrey, Head of Securities, Ingenious Securities Ltd.
Bill Jones, CEO, Global Village Ltd.
Lord Kalms, President, DSG International plc.
Chris Kelly, Chairman and Managing Director, Keltruck Ltd.
Brian Kingham, Chairman, Reliance Security plc.
John Lovering, Chairman, Debenhams plc; Chairman, Somerfield Stores Ltd.
Michael Mander, Former Chairman, Institute of Directors; Deputy Chairman, Venda Ltd.
Malcolm McAlpine, Director, Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd.
Tim Melville-Ross, Group Chairman, DTZ Holdings plc.
Edgar Miller, Managing Director, Palladian Limited.
Dr Nicholas Miller, Managing Director, Beremans Ltd.
Robert Miller, Chairman, The Search Group.
Peter Morgan, Elected Member, Council of Lloyd's.
John Nash, Chairman, Sovereign Capital.
Sir John Nott, Former Chairman, Hillsdown Holdings plc.
Gareth Pearce, Chairman, MonoMetro Ltd.
David Potter, Former Chief Executive, Guiness Mahon.
Sir David Rowe-Ham, Former Lord Mayor of London.
Lord Saatchi, Executive Director, M&C Saatchi.
Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover KG, President, J Sainsbury plc.
Christopher Shale, Director, Emerita Limited.
The Hon Richard Sharp, Advisory Director, Goldman Sachs.
Lord Sheppard of Didgemere, Chairman, Didgemere Consultants.
Richard Smith, Managing Director, H.R. Smith Group of Companies.
Lord Stevens of Ludgate, Former Chairman, Express Newspapers Ltd.
Michael Taylor, former Financial Director of Gresham Scientific Instruments Ltd.
Viscount Trenchard, Senior Advisor, Prudential Financial Ltd.
Lord Vinson, Former director, British Airports Authority; former director, Barclays Bank.
Fred Vinton, Chairman, Electra Partners Ltd.
Anthony Ward, Chief Executive, Armajaro Holdings Ltd.
Peter Warry, Chair, BSS Group PLC; Chairman, Kier Group PLC.
Stuart Wheeler, Founder, IG Index
Michael Wyatt, Director, Cayzer Trust Company.
Lord Young of Graffham, Chairman, Young Associates Ltd.