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Lionel Barber

Chair of the trustees, Chair of the trustees of the Tate Galleries, former editor of the Financial Times, author and lecturer on international affairs.




Stephanie Flanders

Senior Executive Editor for Economics at Bloomberg News and head of Bloomberg Economics. Former economist positions at Institute for Fiscal Studies, London Business School and J P Morgan Chse, senior journalism posts at Financial Times, BBC and New York Times, advisor to US Treasury Undersecretary for international affairs Lawrence Summers 1997-2001.


Bernard Mensah

President of International for Bank of America and a member of BoA’s executive management team; chartered accountant specialised in global trading and investment at Goldman Sachs and later at BofA. Chairs the Africa advisory board of Prince’s Trust International, board member of the Kofi Annan Foundation, which promotes better global governance.


Bill Robinson

Chief Economist at KPMG, formerly Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Special Adviser to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and an economic columnist on the Independent and the Independent on Sunday.



Daniel Wincott

Grandson of Harold Wincott. Blackwell Law and Society Chair, Cardiff University School of Law and Politics.


Kate Andrews

Economics correspondent of The Spectator; former economist at Adam Smith Institute and the Institute for Economic Affairs.





Christopher Hird

A former investment analyst and financial journalist, founder and managing director of Dartmouth Films Ltd, the documentary production company. Founding Chair of the Channel Four BRITDOC Foundation and currently a trustee of One World Media and the Centre for Investigative Journalism and a patron of the Grierson Trust and the London Film School.


John O’Higgins

Former chief executive of Spectris plc, a global market leader in instrumentation and controls. Previously with Honeywell, latterly as President of Automation and Control Solutions, Asia Pacific. He began his career as a development engineer with Daimler Benz in Stuttgart.



Catherine Thomas

Catherine Thomas is an Associate Professor of Managerial Economics and Strategy at the London School of Economics. She is the Director of the Trade Programme at the Centre for Economic Performance and was formerly an Assistant Professor of Economics at Columbia Business School in New York City.


Director:Tony Major

Former Financial Times assistant editor, news editor and Frankfurt correspondent, former business news editor at the Far Eastern Economic Review in Hong Kong, business journalist at the Independent on Sunday and at The Times