The Sutton Trust strategic advisory and development board was established in 2013 to enable individuals to join us in improving social mobility through education. We are grateful for the annual financial investment Board Members make to the Trust. Our Development Advisory board is listed below. They are separate from our Education Advisory Group and our Board of Trustees, information on which can be found here.

Stephen Brenninkmeijer

Founder and Principal of Willows Investments
Stephen is a private investor with interests in impact investing and education. For 30 years he was involved in family-held retail business. He has been active in strategic investing since 2002, and founded Willows Investments in 2008 with the aim of supporting promising ventures with a social mission.

• Chair, Supervisory Board of The European Climate Foundation
• Member of the Board of Directors, World Resources Institute (USA)
• Board Member responsAbility Participations AG (Zurich)
• Supervisory Board member Pymwymic Group BV (Netherlands)
• Advisory Board member Auticon (UK)
• Advisory Board European Business School (Germany)
• Chair, Business & Law School Advisory Board of St Mary’s University Twickenham (UK)
• Member of the International Council, Global Leadership Foundation (UK)

Tim 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.

Tim is also a Governor of Wellington College and the Wellington Academy; a Trustee of the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, SpringBoard and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Tim is a graduate of the University of Cambridge.

Michael A. Carpenter

Former CEO of Ally Financial
Michael A. Carpenter was chief executive officer of Ally Financial Inc. from November 2009 to February 2015. During this time he turned around this $150 billion bank and returned nearly $16 billion to the American taxpayer who funded the company as part of the auto bailout. He retired as CEO in February 2015 and continues to be active through Southgate Holdings which he founded in 2007.

Mike has broad and deep experience in banking, capital markets, turnarounds and corporate strategy. From 1995 to 2006 he held several senior management positions at Citigroup, and its predecessor Travelers Group. His most recent roles were as chairman and chief executive officer of Citigroup Alternative Investments, and chairman and chief executive officer of Citigroup’s Global Corporate & Investment Bank. Previously, Mr Carpenter held senior management positions at Travelers Group, GE and The Boston Consulting Group.

Mike received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nottingham, England, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar. Mr Carpenter is a director of various public and private companies.

Dr. 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.

PC, who grew up in Calcutta, received a B. Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and a MSc and PhD in operations research from the University of California, Berkeley.

PC was one of the primary founders of the Indian School of Business. He is a trustee of the Asia Society, on the College of Engineering Advisory Board at the University of California, Berkeley, a charter member and Founding Trustee of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), and a former Board Member of the US-India Business Council.

Mark Crosbie

Managing Partner of Antin Infrastructure Partners
Mark is a Managing Partner at Antin Infrastructure Partners, a leading European private equity firm focussed on infrastructure investments, which he has co-led since its inception in 2007.

A chartered accountant by training, prior to Antin he had a 14 year career as an investment banker and spent 7 years at Centrica PLC where he was a member of the Executive Committee and had group-wide responsibility for strategy, business development and M&A.

Jerry del Missier

Founder and Executive Chairman of Copper Street Capital LLP
Jerry is the founder and Executive Chairman of Copper Street Capital LLP, an independent investment firm. Previously, he was a senior executive of Barclays Bank Plc in London and New York for many years and also worked at Bankers Trust and Bank of Nova Scotia in Toronto.

Jerry is a past Chairman of the Board of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), and a member of the boards of the Global Financial Markets Association and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association. He currently serves on the board of the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Maple Leaf Trust in London.

A passionate believer in the transformative power of education, Jerry also serves as a board member of Room to Read, a global education and literacy organization, and the Advisory Board of Queen’s University Smith School of Business in Kingston, Canada. He is also a past member of the Board of Trustees at Queen’s University, where he studied, earning a BSc (Chemical Engineering) and an MBA.

Glenn Earle

Former Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Goldman Sachs International
Glenn Earle is a member of the Boards of Directors of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. and Rothesay Life Group. Mr. Earle is also a Board Member and Trustee of the Royal National Theatre and of Teach First, and is Chairman of the Advisory Board of Cambridge University Judge Business School.

Glenn retired in December 2011 from Goldman Sachs International, where he was most recently a Managing Director and the Chief Operating Officer. He previously worked at Goldman Sachs in various roles in New York, Frankfurt and London from 1987, becoming a Partner in 1996. From 1979 to 1985, he worked in the Latin America Department at Grindlays Bank/ANZ, leaving as a Vice President.

Glenn is a graduate of Emmanuel College, Cambridge and of Harvard Business School, where he earned an MBA with High Distinction and was a Baker Scholar and Loeb, Rhoades Fellow.

Fiona Forbes

Founder of Off The Fence Marketing
Fiona set up Off The Fence Marketing seven years ago as a boutique marketing consultancy offering support on strategy, communication and innovation. In this time the firm has worked with Tesco, Unilever, Disney, William Grant and Pernod Ricard amongst others. She began her marketing career at Unilever on a trainee programme where she stayed for a decade working on local, regional and global brands.

Fiona’s key charitable interest is social mobility in the UK. She has also been the sponsor and Chair of Governors for an Ark Academy school for the last three years. She supports bursary schemes in local private schools and is a patron at the Royal Institution. Fiona attended state schools in Warrington and read Modern Languages at Durham University.

Marc Gabelli

Managing Partner of Gabelli Securities
Marc is an executive and director of several operating businesses, including U.S. exchange traded GAMCO Investors, LGL Group, and Associated Capital Group. As a fund manager, his focus is global value equity investments. He manages the Gabelli Value Plus+ Trust, an investment trust trading on the London Stock Exchange. He has managed several Morningstar five star mutual funds, and a Lipper #1 ranked global equity mutual fund.

Marc is active in a variety of charitable educational efforts in the United States. He has lived and worked in the U.K. at various times, beginning in 1990 while at Lehman Brothers International. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) Sloan School.

Sir Peter Gershon

CBE FREng Hon CIPS, Chairman of National Grid plc and Tate & Lyle plc
Sir Peter is a British businessman and former civil servant, currently the chairman of National Grid and the Aircraft Carrier Alliance and former chairman of Tate & Lyle. He has held senior executive positions in the UK computer, telecommunications and defence industries as well as being the first chief executive of the Office of Government Commerce. In 2004/5 Sir Peter, at the request of the Prime Minister and Chancellor, led a major review of efficiency in the UK public sector which recommended significant savings. He is a trustee of The Sutton Trust as well as the chairman of the Dreadnought Alliance and Join Dementia Research. He is married with three children and six grandchildren.

Sir Peter was awarded the CBE in 2000 for services to the Defence Industry and was knighted in 2004 for his work on public procurement. In 2016 he won the FTSE100 non-executive director of the year award. Sir Peter was educated at Reigate Grammar School and Churchill College, Cambridge.

David Gregson

Former Chairman, Lawn Tennis Association (LTA)
David Gregson is the former Chairman of the Lawn Tennis Association; an advisor on the Olympic Stadium; and a member of the Advisory Boards of Phoenix Equity Partners and of the Apeldoorn Conference Series, which promotes shared understanding between the British and the Dutch. Until recently, David was Chairman of the Investment Committee of the London Legacy Development Corporation, which is transforming East London following the 2012 Games.

Previously, David was a co-founder and Chairman of Phoenix, a leading UK mid-market private equity business. Over his career, he has been a director or Chairman of some thirty companies or charities.

Anthony Gutman

Co-Head of UK Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs
Anthony is co-head of Investment Banking Services in EMEA and co-head of UK Investment Banking. He is a member of the Goldman Sachs Partnership Committee. He joined Goldman Sachs as a managing director in 2007 and was named partner in 2012. Prior to joining the firm, Anthony spent seven years at Citigroup. Earlier in his career, he qualified as a corporate solicitor at Freshfields in London.

Anthony earned a BA in Modern History at Worcester College, Oxford University, and a CPE and LPC degree from the London College of Law.

Andy Headley

Partner at Veritas
Andy is co-Fund Manager of the Veritas Global strategies. He joined the company in 2003. He previously worked as an Analyst and Portfolio Manager at WP Stewart from 2001 to 2003 and Newton Investment Management from 1996 to 2001.

A Chartered Accountant, Andy also worked as a Tax Consultant at Price Waterhouse from 1993 to 1996.

Sir Peter Lampl

Chairman of the Sutton Trust and of the Education Endowment Foundation
Sir Peter is acknowledged to be the UK’s leading educational philanthropist. He founded the Sutton Trust and has given over £50 million to the Trust to achieve this aim. He is also chairman of the Education Endowment Foundation.

Before establishing the Sutton Trust, Sir Peter founded the Sutton Company, a Private Equity firm with offices in New York, London and Munich.

Sir Peter was educated at Oxford and the London Business School. He grew up in Yorkshire and Surrey, has three children and divides his time between the UK and Florida.

Andrew Law

Chairman and CEO of Caxton Associates
Andrew Law is the Chairman and CEO of Caxton Associates, a thirty five year old global macro hedge fund. He joined the London office of Caxton in 2003, was appointed global Chief Investment Officer early in 2008, and to his current position effective 1st January 2012.

He attended a state school in Manchester, and graduated from Sheffield University in 1987 with a First Class degree in Economics. Prior to Caxton, he was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, as head of FICC proprietary trading in London.

His philanthropic interests include his role as a founding Trustee of both the Law Family Charitable Foundation, and the Law Family Educational Trust which sponsors a large multi academy trust in Greater Manchester. He is also Chairman of Speakers for Schools, and a trustee of the New School Network.

Joe McDevitt

Retired Managing Director of PIMCO
Joe joined PIMCO in 1998 to open and head the firm’s London office, its first presence in Europe.

When Joe retired from PIMCO in 2014 the firm had close to $300 billion in third-party assets across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Joe spent 33 years in the financial services industry, having previously worked for Salomon Brothers in New York and London, and Merrill Lynch in Seoul, Korea.

Following university he spent three years in Korea as a Peace Corps volunteer working in public health. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College, where he serves on the board of trustees, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Sir Harvey McGrath

Chair of Big Society Capital and Chair of Governors of Birkbeck College, University of London
Sir Harvey is Chair of Big Society Capital, and Chair of Governors of Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the former Chairman of Prudential plc, Man Group plc, and the London Development Agency, and former Deputy Chair of the Mayor of London’s Enterprise Panel. Prior to taking on the Chair of the London Development Agency he was Chairman of London First, the capital’s influential business campaign group, a director of Gateway to London, the inward investment agency for the Thames Gateway and Chairman of the East London Business Alliance, a partnership of substantial businesses engaged in the social and economic regeneration of East London.

Sir Harvey is also Chairman of Heart of the City, which helps companies develop responsible business practices through learning from one another; Chairman of the Prince’s Teaching Institute, which promotes subject based professional development for teachers; and a trustee of a number of other charities including New Philanthropy Capital, a research based charity which gives advice and guidance to donors and charities; icould, an online careers resource; and the Mayor’s Fund for London.

Ian Riley

Founder and Managing Partner of Vitruvian Partners
Ian was a founder and Managing Partner of Vitruvian Partners. He has 25 years of experience in private equity including eight years at BC Partners and three years at Schroder Ventures (now Permira). Prior to this, Ian worked in corporate finance at Schroders for five years. He has an MEng from Cambridge and an MBA from INSEAD.

Ian is a governor of the school he attended in Bolton and an Elizabeth de Clare Fellow of his college in Cambridge.

Kasia Robinski

Kasia has over 25 years’ experience in investment banking and private equity, in the UK, US and Europe, including with Hanover Investors, Prospect Investment Management, the Sutton Company, CSFB and Goldman Sachs. She is currently active in private equity investments, sits on a number of PLC boards and is involved in various businesses in Poland. Kasia holds a MSc degree in Engineering/Economics from Cambridge University and an MBA from the Stanford Business School.

Peter Selman

Global Head of Equities at Deutsche Bank
Peter is the Global Head of Equities at Deutsche Bank, where he has been since December 2017. He is also the on the Executive Committee of the Corporate and Investment Committee. Prior to that he spent 23 years at Goldman where he was latterly the co-head of Global Equities Trading and Execution Services. He spent 13 years in London and 10 years in New York.

Peter is a board member of Cambridge in America and the St. George’s Society. He also serves on the investment committees of two UK charities, Buttle UK, a children’s charity, and the Turner Contemporary Gallery. Peter earned an MA in Economics from Cambridge University in 1994.

Martin Sullivan OBE

Operating Partner of Lightyear Capital
Prior to joining Lightyear Capital in October 2014, Martin was Deputy Chairman of Willis Group Holdings plc and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Willis Global Solutions.

Previously, Martin was President and Chief Executive Officer of American International Group Inc., where he worked for 37 years. He serves on the Board of Directors of Lightyear Capital portfolio companies, Cerity Partners, Datalot and Ygrene Energy Fund. He is also Chairman of Navigators Underwriting Agency Ltd and Navigators International Insurance Company.

Richard Taylor

Former Chairman of Global Corporate and Investment Banking at Barclays
Richard is former Chairman of Global Corporate and Investment Banking at Barclays. He was a member of the Barclays International Executive Committee. Richard joined Barclays in 2011 as Head of UK Investment Banking. He was appointed Head of EMEA Investment Banking in 2013, before being appointed Co-Head of Global Investment Banking in 2014. Richard took up his role as Chairman in July 2016. Prior to joining Barclays, he spent nearly 11 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was most recently Head of UK and Ireland Corporate and Investment Banking. Prior to Merrill Lynch, he worked at HSBC Investment Banking for 10 years.

Richard has extensive experience in advising companies, in and outside of the UK, on mergers and acquisitions, divestments and demergers; fund-raisings in the equity and debt capital markets; and on general corporate matters.

Richard has a first class Engineering degree and, prior to entering investment banking in 1991, qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen.

Dr Geoffrey Walker MD

Nephrologist with 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.

In England Geoff worked as lecturer in medicine for 4 years for Manchester University and prior to that as a trainee physician at St James’s University Hospital in Leeds. He graduated from Leeds University Medical School in 1972. Geoff is an Elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians and also Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

Ian Walsh

Senior Partner and Managing Director at Boston Consulting Group London
Ian is a Senior 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.

Ian has also led projects for the Education Endowment Fund, Teach First and the New Schools Network.

He has a Bachelor in Commerce and Masters in Finance from University College Dublin, where he was a member of the Governing Authority.

He qualified as a barrister at the King’s Inns in Dublin and is a member of the Irish Bar.

Erica Wax

Erica has a wide range of experience in politics, the private sector and non-profit organisations. She worked in international development and trade policy in Washington DC and before that was a Vice President in the Global Markets and Investment Banking group at Merrill Lynch in New York and London. She has worked on numerous political campaigns over the last 20 years. Erica was the co-founder of a New York City-based non-profit organisation called Girls Career Workshop, which targets at-risk high school girls. She is a Governor at Ark Elvin Academy in Wembley and sits on the UK Advisory Board of Room to Read. Erica has a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard’s John F Kennedy School of Government and a BA in Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Christopher Wright

Director of Merifin Capital
Christopher is Chairman of EMAlternatives LLC in Washington DC, an emerging markets-focused asset management firm, and of YIMEI Capital Ltd in China. Since 1987 he has been a Director of Merifin Capital, a privately owned, Brussels-based investment company.

Until mid-2003 he served as Head of Private Equity for Dresdner Kleinwort Capital and was a Group Board Member of Dresdner Kleinwort Benson working in New York, Los Angeles, London and Frankfurt with global responsibility for alternative assets as well as for certain other activities of the Dresdner Bank Group in North America. He acted as chairman of various investment funds prior to and following the latter’s integration with Allianz A.G. He is a co-founding board member of Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE) and of IDOX plc (AIM), and continues to serve on the board of Roper.

Christopher is affiliated with and/or has sat on various boards of several other financial institutions, including Artio Global Asset Management Inc., Hansa Capital LBG., Campbell Lutyens @Co Ltd., CdB Webtech SpA., Standard Bank Group of South Africa, GP Investimentos (Brazil), IL+FS (India), and IDeA Alternative Investments SGR.

He is a graduate of Oxford University and holds a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance. He is a Foundation Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford.


We are grateful for the support of our Fellows who have as individuals made significant financial contributions to the Trust.

Andrew Balls, Chief Investment Officer for global fixed income, PIMCO
James Duffy, Fountain Court Chambers.
Jessica Frankopan, Co-founder and co-owner, ‘A Curious Group of Hotels’
Peter Frankopan, Senior Research Fellow, Worcester College, Oxford
Deborah Hannam, Co-Founder, Accelerate and Access Foundation (AAAF)
Ian Hazelton, Former CEO, Babson Capital
Tina Hene
John Langley, Head of Global Finance, Investment Banking Division, Barclays
George F. Lengvari, Chairman, Lengvari Capital
Lindsey Naylor, Oliver Wyman
Shari Noonan, CEO, Rialto Trading
Oliver Quick
Dan Riggs, Brevan Howard Asset Management
Lady Tania Rotherwick
Edward Shuckburgh, Director, Montagu Private Equity
Spiers Family Foundation, a Foundation set up by John Spiers, CEO, EQ Investors
Patrick Wall, CEO and Founder, Metapack
Tim Wilkinson, Former Head of Fixed Income, Citadel LLC
Leanne Wood