Sir Peter Lampl
Chairman of the Sutton Trust and of the Education Endowment Foundation
Peter is the founder and executive chair of the Sutton Trust. He founded the Trust in 1997 in order to improve social mobility in Britain. He has given over £50 million to the Trust which has raised an additional £70 million. He’s also chair of the Education Endowment Foundation which is funded by a Government grant of £135 million.
In 1996 Peter funded the successful campaign to ban handguns in the UK in the aftermath of the Dunblane massacre. Before establishing the Sutton Trust, he founded the Sutton Company, a highly successful leveraged buyout firm, which netted £230 million inside a decade. Peter grew up in Yorkshire and Surrey, he has three children and now lives in Surrey with his wife Susan.
To contact Peter, please email his personal assistant, Anna Fellows.
Founder 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.
Stephen is currently Chair of the Supervisory Board of The European Climate Foundation and of the Business and Law School Advisory Board of St Mary’s University. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of the World Resources Institute (USA), a Supervisory Board Member of Pymwymic Group BV (Netherlands) and Member of the International Council of the Global Leadership Foundation (UK). Stephen also sits on the Advisory Board of Auticon (UK) and the European Business School (Germany).
Senior Advisor at Balderton Capital and Vice-Chairman of the Sutton Trust
Tim is Vice-Chair of the Sutton Trust. Tim joined Balderton Capital as a General Partner in 2007, before moving into his current role as Senior Adviser in 2021. He was previously a partner of Goldman Sachs where he spent 18 years. At Goldman, Tim held various roles including Global Head of Equity Capital Markets (2002 to 2005) and Vice-Chairman of Goldman Sachs International (2005 to 2006).
In 2006 Tim spent a period as non-executive chairman of Betfair. Tim is also a Trustee of the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, The Royal Opera House, Royal 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 is Chair of the South Florida Board of the charity Year Up.
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.
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.
Chairman of Persimmon PLC
Roger Devlin is Chairman of Persimmon PLC, Britain’s largest housebuilder and a FTSE 50 company.
Previous roles have included chairing William Hill, Gamesys and Marstons as well as a number of private equity exits for Permira, Advent and Phoenix.
Roger was the first Senior Independent Director of the Football Association 2012-19.
In an executive capacity Roger worked for Hill Samuel (1978-1992) and Hilton/Ladbrokes (1993-2008).
He presently chairs Sunningdale Golf Club and owns and breeds racehorses.
In 2015, Roger wrote and produced Breaking the Bank, a feature film starring Kelsey Grammar and Tamsin Grieg, which was nominated for best UK comedy.
Roger was educated at Manchester Grammar School and Wadham College Oxford. He is married with two expensive daughters.
Head of EMEA at Ardea Partners and Chair of the Young Vic Board
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 Vice Chairman and Trustee of Teach First. He is also a former Director and Trustee of the Royal National Theatre and of Teach First, and was 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.
Founder of Off The Fence Marketing
Fiona set up Off The Fence Marketing as a boutique marketing consultancy offering support on strategy, communication and innovation. The firm has worked with Tesco, Unilever, Disney, William Grant and Pernod Richard 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 been on the Governing body for an Ark Academy school for the last seven years. She supports bursary schemes in local private schools and Trustee for Get Further. During the pandemic, Fiona launched the ‘September for Schools’ campaign, calling for return to school to be a government priority. Fiona attended state schools in Warrington and read Modern Languages at Durham University.
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
Chairman of enfinium
Sir Peter is a British businessman and former civil servant. He is currently Chairman of enfinium, the largest pure play waste-to-energy business in the UK. Sir Peter is former chairman of the National Grid, the Aircraft Carrier Alliance and 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.
Co-Head of Global Investment Banking Services, 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.
Fund Manager & Head of Global at Veritas Asset Management
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. In 2021 Andy became a Trustee of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
A Chartered Accountant, Andy also worked as a Tax Consultant at Price Waterhouse from 1993 to 1996.
Co-founder of Atticus Social Purpose
Meg Headley is the co-founder of Atticus Social Purpose, a Corporate Responsibility consultancy. She has spent her career in Human Resources with Accenture and PA consulting, and most latterly as the HRD of a global professional services firm.
Chairman and CEO of Caxton Associates
Andrew Law is the Chairman and CEO of Caxton Associates, a 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 former deputy chair of the New School Network.
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
Sir Harvey is Chair of Big Society Capital. 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.
Kasia has over 30 years’ experience in investment banking and private equity, in the UK, US and Europe. She is currently active in early stage investing, is involved in various businesses in Poland and has sat on a number of PLC boards. Kasia holds a MSc degree in Engineering/Economics from Cambridge University and an MBA from the Stanford Business School.
Former Head of Equities at Deutsche Bank
Peter is the former Global Head of Equities at Deutsche Bank, 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 at 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.
Chairman and Managing Director of Greenhill & Co.
Richard is Chairman of Greenhill International, a leading independent investment bank focused on providing financial advice globally on significant mergers & acquisitions, restructuring, financing and capital advisory to companies and other organisations. He joined the firm in 2020.
Richard was formerly Chairman of Global Corporate and Investment Banking at Barclays Plc. He held a number of roles in his nine years at the firm, including: Co-Head of Global Investment Banking Division; Head of Investment Banking Division for Europe; and, on joining, Head of UK Investment Banking. Prior to joining, he spent nearly 11 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was most latterly Head of UK and Ireland Corporate and Investment Banking. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, he worked at HSBC Investment Banking for 10 years.
Richard is a member of the campaign board of Historic Royal Palaces. Richard holds a first class Engineering degree and, prior to entering investment banking in 1991, qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen.
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 Foundation, 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.
Co-Founder of Impact100London
Former Head of Global Macro, Balyasny
Tim is recently retired from nearly 30 years in finance. Over the past 10 years he has served as Head of London for Balyasny Asset Management and Head of Macro for Citadel Ltd Europe; both large Chicago based hedge funds. Prior to that he ran Fixed Income Proprietary trading at Lehman Brothers Europe.
Tim attended state school in the London Borough of Havering then completed a degree in mathematics at the University of Bristol followed by a master’s degree at Imperial College London.
Tim’s philanthropic interests include Essex Community Foundation and the National Theatre.
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.
Adviser – 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.
Chief Investment Officer for Global Fixed Income, PIMCO
Based in London, Andrew manages global portfolios and oversees the firm’s European, Asia-Pacific, Emerging Markets and Global investment teams. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and the Executive Committee. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2006, he was an economics correspondent and columnist for the Financial Times in London, New York and Washington DC. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Oxford, a Master’s degree from Harvard University and was a lecturer in Economics at Keble College, Oxford.
Fountain Court Chambers
James is currently a commercial barrister at Fountain Court Chambers. He grew up on a council estate in Ewell, while his mother was a hospital receptionist and his father worked as a part-time barman and part-time security employee. He attended his local comprehensive school, where he was on free school meals.
In the summer of 1999, James attended the Sutton Trust summer school programme, studying law for a week at Oxford University. That was James’ first experience of both Oxford and law, and it was a week that changed his life. He applied to Oxford the following autumn, as the first of his family’s generation to go to university, and went on to obtain a First in Law and then a Distinction in his Masters (BCL).
James is now keen to give back through the Fellowship to help others from non-privileged backgrounds to fulfil their potential and gain life-changing experiences.
Founder and Trustee, Accelerate and Access Foundation (AAAF)
Debbie retired in 2014 from a 26-year career in executive search focused on the European Private Equity sector, previously having worked in investment banking in the US and the UK.
A 2015 Advanced Leadership Fellow at Harvard University within the Advanced Leadership Initiative, she spent her time at Harvard exploring and formulating strategies to widen the reach of the Accelerate and Access Foundation’s (AAAF) activities which centre on the creation and incubation of higher education access programmes in the UK with the aim of improving social mobility. The AAAF’s flagship programme is the Kent Academy Network University Access programme which she co-founded in 2013 with seed funding from the Sutton Trust.
Other non-profit activities include various roles with the Sutton Trust US Summer School, the Natural History Museum, Working Chance (recruitment agency for women ex-offenders)
and a co-chair of the Centennial Circle at Dartmouth College, a groundbreaking alumnae-led initiative. An American living in London since 1988, Debbie has an AB degree in Government from Dartmouth College in the US and an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth. A keen sportswoman, she is an avid skier and a competitive rower.
Former CEO, Babson Capital
Ian retired in 2012 after 12 years as Chief Executive of Babson Capital Europe, following a successful career analysing and financing European private businesses. Prior to leading Babson from inception, Ian spent 18 years appraising a broad range of businesses on behalf of 3i and the Royal Bank of Scotland.
On graduation from Glasgow University in 1976 Ian trained as a Chartered Accountant with PWC before a 5 year financial management career with GKN and Hawker Siddeley Group.
Ian lives in Northumberland, is married with 3 children and 3 grandchildren. He is actively involved with The Prince’s Trust in Newcastle.
Tina was educated in the state sector at Wolverhampton Girls’ High School and subsequently read Physics at Balliol College, Oxford. After graduation, she spent a year working in Singapore, and following that held a number of senior marketing positions in the publishing and professional services sector, including Deloitte. Tina is currently on a career break whilst raising her three children, and has recently completed a postgraduate qualification in business continuity, with a focus on risk management in the education sector.
Head of Wells Fargo International, Regional President of the Wells Fargo Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, and Head of Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB) for EMEA
John Langley is the Head of Wells Fargo International, Regional President of the Wells Fargo Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, and Head of Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB) for EMEA. He is based in London, United Kingdom.
John joined Wells Fargo in 2019 as the EMEA Regional President and was appointed Head of International in April 2021. He is responsible for the overall strategy and execution for Wells Fargo International and has regional responsibility for all businesses that operate internationally: Corporate & Investment Banking, Commercial Capital and Treasury Management.
Before joining Wells Fargo, John served as Global Head of Capital Markets at Barclays PLC, with responsibility for DCM, ECM, Leveraged Finance, Risk Solutions, and Debt Syndicate businesses globally. During his 11 years at Barclays, John held a number of senior leadership positions, including Global Head of Risk Solutions Group.
Prior to Barclays, John held several senior leadership roles at Merrill Lynch, including Head of Corporate Risk Advisory Group and Global Head of FX Derivatives Trading.
John is a trustee of the Kings School, Chester and a fellow of The Sutton Trust, an organisation that champions social mobility through programs, research, and policy influence. He holds a M.A. in natural sciences from Cambridge University.
Founder, Pets at Home
Anthony is the founder of Pets at Home. He opened their first store in Chester in 1991 and grew a chain of 150 stores by 2000. Anthony began his career as a financial controller for the ICFC (now 3i) and went on to work for the family business, Preston Cash and Carry, distributors of domestic hardware. Anthony was born in Eccles, Manchester. He attended Manchester Grammar School and Wadham College, Oxford, where he is a Foundation Fellow.
Oliver Quick has worked in a number of roles in the private equity and venture capital industries, and was previously a partner in the Sutton Company. He currently works as a company advisor and private investor, and is based in London. He has also worked in a part-time capacity at the Trust. He is a graduate of Oxford University and holds post graduate degrees from the London School of Economics and King’s College London.
Brevan Howard Asset Management
Dan Riggs attended the Sutton Trust Summer School at Oxford University in 1999 and went on to gain a place at the LSE to study Economics, making him the first person in his family to attend university. For the past 17 years Dan has worked in the investment management industry, firstly with Goldman Sachs and now at Brevan Howard Asset Management where he is head of UK Institutional Sales.
Director, Montagu Private Equity
Edward Shuckburgh is a Director at Montagu, a European private equity fund, where he is responsible for the UK and Ireland and Nordic regions. He is / has been a board director for a number of Montagu’s portfolio companies including Wireless Logic, Janes, Parentpay, ITRS, Servelec, Visma, Miraclon, Deas, Open GI, CliniSys Group, CAP, and BCA. Prior to Montagu, he was a consultant with McKinsey and also worked at the Financial Times. Edward has an MBA from Harvard Business School, studied maths at Magdalen College, Oxford, and attended Verulam School in St Albans.
Chief Human Resources Officer, Vodafone
Leanne Wood is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Vodafone Plc. With over 20 years’ international experience in large businesses across the consumer, luxury and retail sectors, Leanne brings experience of strategic planning, running effective organisations and developing talent.
Prior to joining Vodafone, Leanne was the Chief People, Strategy and Corporate Affairs Officer for Burberry Plc and the Group HR Director of Diageo Plc. Leanne is a Non-Executive Director, Chair of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Nomination and Audit Committees at The Go-Ahead Group Plc. She is also a Trustee to The Vodafone Foundation, Vodafone’s charitable arm.