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Peter Ricketts

Lord Ricketts was a British diplomat for 40 years. In the final stage of his career, he served as Britain’s first National Security Adviser from 2010 to 2012. In that capacity he established the National Security Council, and oversaw the 2010 National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review. He was Ambassador to France […]


Simon Gass

Sir Simon Gass was Political Director at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 2013 to 2016, responsible for G8/UN issues, Africa, the Middle East, Russia and South and Central Asia. He led the UK team at the E3+3/Iran nuclear negotiations resulting in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreed in 2015. He was also […]


Richard Benyon

Mr Richard Benyon MP is a Conservative Party politician who is the Member of Parliament for the constituency of Newbury. He has held the positions of Parliamentary Under-Secretary  at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs between May 2010  and October 2013, Shadow Minister for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs between January 2009 and May 2010 […]


John Gower

Rear Admiral John Gower, CB OBE, served, until his retirement in December 2014, as Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Nuclear & Chemical, Biological) in the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). Previously, he had spent nearly half his 36-year military career at sea, culminating in the sequential command of two globally deployed submarines. He spent 17 […]


Ian Kearns

Dr Ian Kearns is the co-Founder of the European Leadership Network and serves on the ELN’s Board of Directors. Dr Kearns served as the ELN’s Director until July 2016. Previously, Ian was Acting Director and Deputy Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) in the UK and Deputy Chair of the IPPR’s independent […]


Gerard Griffin

Mr Griffin is the managing partner at Chilmark Capital Management. He is Chairman of the Board and sponsor of Isaac Newton Academy in Redbridge. He serves on the board of Ark Schools. Gerard was the founder and managing partner of Tisbury Capital Management, a multi-strategy event-driven hedge fund with offices in London and Boston. He […]