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Stephen BrenninkmeijerStephen Brenninkmeijer, Founder of Willow Investments

Stephen is a private investor with interests in impact investing, education and mental health. For 30 years he was involved in the family retail business. He then became interested in Impact investing, creating the Andromeda Fund.  After exiting the fund in 2007 he founded Willows Investments with the aim of supporting promising ventures with a social mission. (read more)

justinJustin Bull, Chief Operating Officer of Corporate and Investment Banking at Barclays 

Justin is Chief Operating Officer of Corporate and Investment Banking at Barclays, based in London.  He is a member of the Corporate and Investment Banking Executive Committee as well as the Operations and Technology Executive Committee. (read more)

Tim BuntingTim Bunting, General Partner at Balderton Capital and former Vice-Chairman of Goldman Sachs International

Tim is a General Partner of Balderton Capital. He was previously a partner at Goldman Sachs where he spent 18 years. Tim started to work with Balderton and its portfolio of companies in 2006. Currently Tim serves on the Board of numerous Public and Private companies. (read more)

Mike CarpenterMike Carpenter, CEO, Ally Financial

Michael A. Carpenter was named chief executive officer of Ally Financial Inc. in November 2009 and has served on its board of directors since May 2009. He oversees all Ally’s strategy and operations to focus on strengthening the core businesses, while positioning the company for long-term growth. (read more)

PC ChatterjeeDr. Purnendu Chatterjee "PC", Chairman of The Chatterjee Group

Dr. Purnendu Chatterjee "PC" is Chairman of The Chatterjee Group (TCG), a global investment firm founded in 1984. Under his direction, TCG has compiled a highly successful investment record, especially in India. From 1986 to 2000, PC was closely associated with Soros Fund Management.  Prior to this PC was a partner at McKinsey & Company Inc. in New York. (read more)

Glenn EarleGlenn Earle, Former Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Goldman Sachs International

Glenn Earle retired in December 2011 from Goldman Sachs International, where he was most recently a Managing Director and the Chief Operating Officer. Glenn had previously worked at Goldman Sachs in various roles in New York, Frankfurt and London since 1987. (read more)

Marc GabelliMarc Gabelli, Managing Partner of Gabelli Securities

Mr. Gabelli is Chief Executive Officer of Gabelli Securities International, and is President of GGCP, Inc., the private holding investment company that is the parent company of GAMCO Investors, Inc. His focus is global, catalyst-driven value investing across all market capitalisations and industry sectors. (read more)

Sir Peter GershonSir Peter Gershon, Chairman of National Grid plc and Tate & Lyle plc

Educated at Reigate Grammar School and Churchill College, Cambridge. 30 year career spanning international computer, telecommunications and defence industries. First Chief Executive of UK Office of Government Commerce in 2000-2004. (read more)

David GregsonDavid Gregson, Chairman of Precise Media Group, Crime Reduction Initiatives and the Lawn Tennis Association

David Gregson is Chairman of Precise Media Group, the Lawn Tennis Association and CRI, a leading national social care charity. He is a Director of the London Legacy Development Corporation, which is responsible for the legacy arising from the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (read more)

david hallDavid Hall, Acting Chairman of the Sutton Trust 2014

David Hall CBE is acting chairman of the Sutton Trust during 2014. He is a trustee of the Sutton Trust and a governor of Swanlea School in Tower Hamlets. He is a member of the boards of Vestra wealth managers and of Ricardo plc, and an advisory director of Campbell Lutyens. (read more)

Carol LakeCarol Lake, Managing Director and Head of Philanthropy and Sponsorship for Europe, Middle East and Africa at J.P. Morgan.

Carol Lake has worked for J.P. Morgan for 12 years and is currently charged with the development of the firm’s corporate responsibility agenda for Europe, Middle East and Africa, extending across 23 countries. (read more)

Sir Peter LamplSir Peter Lampl, Chairman of the Sutton Trust and of the Education Endowment Foundation

Peter is the founder and chairman of the Sutton Trust which aims to improve social mobility through strategic philanthropy. It has funded and evaluated programmes which have helped hundreds of thousands of young people and published over 120 research studies. (read more)

Joe McDevittJoe McDevitt, Retired Managing Director of PIMCO

Joe McDevitt joined PIMCO in 1998 to open and head the firm’s London office, its first presence in Europe. Joe retired from PIMCO at the end of April, 2014.  (read more)

Harvey McGrathHarvey McGrath, Co-Chair, London Enterprise Panel, and Chair of Governors, Birkbeck College

Harvey is Co-Chair of the Mayor of London’s Enterprise Panel, and Chairman of Governors of Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the former Chairman of Prudential plc, Man Group plc, and the London Development Agency. (read more)

Lucy MorrisLucy Morris, Trustee of CHK Charities

Lucy Morris has been involved with and making a difference in the charitable sector for the last twenty years. Her involvement began as a trustee of her family foundation, but for the last ten years Lucy has also been active as a trustee, fundraiser and mentor at Home-Start UK, Nordoff Robbins, Amber and Into University. (read more)

Jim O'NeillDr Jim O’Neill, Former Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Jim is the former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM). As chairman, he was involved in helping guide all aspects of GSAM’s business around the world. Prior to assuming this role in September 2010, Jim was head of Global Economics, Commodities and Strategy Research. (read more)

perryRichard Perry, Managing Partner, CEO of Perry Corp.

Richard has been CEO of Perry Corp. since 1988.  He is also a member of the firm’s Management Committee.  Prior to 1988, Richard was in the equity arbitrage area of Goldman, Sachs & Co.  He was also an adjunct associate professor at the Stern School of Business at New York University, where he taught a course in the finance department. (read more)

James SainsburyJames Sainsbury, Trustee of Tedworth Charitable Trust

James has been chair of trustees of Home-Start UK since 2000 (for which he was honoured with an OBE in 2013). He is also chair of trustees of the Resurgence Trust, which, among other things, publishes the “Resurgence and Ecologist” magazine. (read more)

Robert SwannellRobert Swannell, Chairman of Marks and Spencer Group plc

Robert Swannell was appointed a non-executive director of Marks & Spencer in October 2010 and became Chairman in January 2011. Until 2010, Robert spent over 30 years in investment banking with Schroders/Citigroup. He was formerly Vice-Chairman of Citi Europe and Chairman of Citi’s European Investment Bank. (read more)

Geoff Walker Dr Geoffrey Walker MD, Dallas Nephrology Association

Geoff is a Nephrologist practicing in Dallas, Texas since 1981 associated with Dallas Nephrology Associates, a single specialty group of  75 doctors providing care to patients with kidney disease. They provide out-patient and in-patient care as well as dialysis support and  renal transplantation to patients with chronic kidney disease. (read more) 

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Ian Walsh, Partner and Managing Director at Boston Consulting Group London

Ian is a Partner and Managing Director at BCG London, where he leads both the Financial Institutions and Education practices. He has led numerous projects for The Sutton Trust, on GCSE under-performance, university entry, vocational education and access to the City. (read more)

Ian WatsonIan Watson, Chairman of Genagro Ltd

Ian is currently Chairman and Managing Director of Genagro Ltd, with 73,000 hectares of agricultural land in Brazil. Ian began his career in stockbroking and investment banking in Canada and became one of the five Executive Committee members of Burns Fry (now BMO Capital Markets). When he resigned in 1980, he was in charge of the firm’s European business. (read more)

Deborah Wolfson, Trustee of the Wolfson Foundation

Deborah Wolfson Davis was educated at the University of Manchester and the College of Law, London. Her early career was as a solicitor at Freshfields, specialising in company law and taxation. Following this, she pursued her interest in media, working as a freelance journalist and scriptwriter. (read more)

Christopher WrightChristopher Wright, Merifin Capital

Christopher Wright is Chairman of EMAlternatives LLC in Washington DC, an emerging markets focused private equity asset management firm and of YIMEI Capital in China, and a director of Merifin Capital Group, a private European investment firm. (read more)