Advisory Council

1 Lord Leach of Fairford Director, Jardine Matheson Holdings

Lord (Rodney) Leach of Fairford is Chairman and founder of Open Europe, and was previously Chairman of Business for Sterling, which campaigned to keep Britain out of the euro. He is also currently a Director of Jardine Matheson, Jardine Lloyd Thompson, Hongkong Land, Mandarin Oriental,  Dairy Farm and Paris Orleans.

495 Maria Borelius Partner, Living Waters Ltd.

Maria Borelius is a consultant to corporations and institutions on communications, fundraising, and CSR-related strategies. She is also a columnist for Dagens Industri, Swedens leading business daily. Previously, Mrs Borelius served as the CEO of Hand in Hand International and was a member of the Swedish Parliament (cons.) and Minister of Trade. She has a Bachelor of Science from Lund University, Sweden, and a Master of Science and Environmental Reporting (SERP) from New York University.

3 Mark Darell Brown Managing Partner, Brown Vanneck Partners

Mark Darell Brown is Managing Partner at Brown Vanneck Partners. He is a former Director of UK Equities and Chief Investment Officer (Equities) at RAB Capital which he joined in August 2001. He is also former joint investment manager of the RAB UK Fund, lead manager of Elite-RAB UK Dynamic Fund and associated managed accounts.

Previously he was responsible for the management of UK equity fund portfolios on behalf of retail and institutional clients at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (previously Mercury Assest Management), from 1993 to 2001, as well as managing the Merrill Lynch British Blue Chip Fund.

4 Justin Dowley Chairman, Intermediate Capital Group

Justin Dowley is Chairman of Intermediate Capital Goup. He was a founding partner of Tricorn Partners, the independent advisory firm and previously he had been head of UK investment banking at Morgan Grenfell and head of european investment banking at Merrill Lynch.

1496 David Frost CEO, Scotch Whisky Association

David FROST CMG is the Chief Executive of the Scotch Whisky Association, one of Britain’s biggest trade associations. He spent 25 years as a diplomat in the British Foreign Office, where he was inter alia British Ambassador to Denmark; Director for the European Union, and Head of the Planning Staff. He has been posted in Brussels (EU), New York (UN), and Paris. Most recently he was Britain’s most senior trade policy official and Full Member of the EU’s Trade Policy Committee. He is a specialist in and commentator on the European Union, global economic and commercial issues, and multilateral diplomacy.

5 Gerard Griffin Portfolio Manager, GLG Partners

Gerard Griffin, Portfolio Manager at GLG Partners. Prior to joining GLG in 2010, Gerard was CEO and founder of Tisbury Capital Management. Gerard currently serves as Chair of the Board of Governors of Isaac Newton Academy and as a Director of ARK Schools, and is on the board of St Luke's Centre in Manchester. He received a joint B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from Yale in 1990, and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1996.

6 Rupert Hambro Chairman, J O Hambro Ltd

Rupert Hambro is Chairman of J O Hambro; a Mergers and Acquisitions and Investment Management business. He also has his own private equity business with investments in a number of businesses. He was formerly Chairman of Hambros Bank.

His voluntary positions include: Chairman of Trustees of The Silver Trust; Deputy President of The National Association of Clubs for Young People and Vice Patron of the Royal Society of British Sculptors; and Chairman of the Trustees of Chiswick House & Gardens Trust and Hon President of BAAF (British Association of Adoption & Fostering).

492 Alex Hickman Managing Partner, Chartwell Partners

Alex Hickman spent 9 years involved in the debate about the future of Britain and Europe as Chief Executive of Business for Sterling, The No Campaign, Vote 2004, Vote No. He was a co-founder of Open Europe in 2005. He worked as an advisor to David Cameron (2006/7). He is Managing Partner of Chartwell Partners, a speaker agency and advisory firm.

7 Sir Martin Jacomb Former Chairman, Prudential plc

Sir Martin Jacomb is former Chairman of Prudential plc. He is also former Chairman of Barclays de Zoete Wedd , the British Council and Delta plc. He has held directorships of The Telegraph plc, Marks and Spencer plc and Canary Wharf Group plc. He is Chancellor of the University of Buckingham.

8 Sir John Jennings CBE Former Chairman, Shell Transport & Trading plc

Sir John Jennings CBE is former Chairman of Shell Transport and Trading Company plc. He is currently Chancellor of Loughborough University, Chairman of IdaTech, a non-executive Director of Nexant Inc and a member of the Advisory Board of Xyleco.

9 Tom Kremer Chairman, Seven Towns Ltd

Tom Kremer is Chairman of Seven Towns Ltd, the ideas company he founded in 1969 which is now the leader in its field in Europe. Successes include the Rubik’s Cube of which over 100 million were sold by the end of 1982. A graduate of Edinburgh University and the Sorbonne, Tom also pioneered game-based therapy for psychologically disturbed children with the Inner London Education Authority and designed educational games for UK primary schools.

447 Johanna Möhring Visiting fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Johanna Möhring, a German national living in Paris, is Visiting fellow at the Mackinder Programme for the Study of Long-Wave Events, LSE. She has previously worked at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), as a private sector consultant and for the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

10 David Ord Managing Director, The Bristol Port Company

David Ord is Managing Director of the Bristol Port Company. He is a Council member of Bristol University (Chairman of the Finanace Committee) and a member of the Society of Merchant Venturers.

452 David Reid Scott Chairman, Stonehage Advisory

Mr Reid Scott worked for White Weld & Co in New York and London, before spending a number of years as Senior Advisor to the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency responsible for the investment of the Kingdom’s foreign exchange reserves.  In 1985 he became a founding partner of Phoenix Securities, which was sold to Donaldson Lufkin Jenrette in 1996 when he became Vice Chairman of European Investment Banking.  Between 2001 and 2009 he was Chairman of Hawkpoint Partners.

In 2010 he joined Stonehage Limited, a leading multi family office advisory business, as Chairman of its advisory activities.  He also works with a number of charities and endowments in the UK and Ireland, as well as in Mozambique where he has sponsored a major eco tourism project.

11 Lord Renwick of Clifton Vice Chairman, Investment Banking, J P Morgan (Europe)

Lord Renwick of Clifton is Vice Chairman, Investment Banking, of JPMorgan Europe and Vice Chairman of JPMorgan Cazenove. He is also Chairman of Fluor Ltd (UK), a Trustee of The Economist and a former Director of British Airways. He was Ambassador to the United States from 1991-95. He was made a peer in 1997 and sits in the House of Lords as a cross-bencher.

12 Lord Salisbury Director, Gascoyne Holdings Ltd

Lord Salisbury is Director of Gascoyne Holdings Ltd. He was a Conservative MP from 1979-87 and Leader of the House of Lords from 1994-97. He is also Chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire.

13 Hugh Sloane Founder, Sloane Robinson

Hugh Sloane co-founded Sloane Robinson in December 1993 and has been the CEO and manager of the International and Japan portfolios since the inception of the firm. Hugh began his investment career at GT Management in 1979, where he worked initially in Hong Kong as an economist for the Asian Region. In 1986 he became Investment Director of GT Japan, responsible for Japanese equity portfolio’s, and chaired the Asian regional investment committee. In 1991 he moved to London to become GT’s CIO for Europe.

14 Nigel Smith Former Chairman, the No (Euro) campaign

Nigel Smith is former Managing Director of Glasgow based manufacturers David Auld Valves Ltd. He was Chairman of the cross-party No (Euro) campaign from 2002-2004. He was also Chairman of the cross-party ‘Yes’ campaign which won the referendum on the Scottish devolution in 1997.

15 Sir James Spooner Former Director, John Swire and Sons

Sir James Spooner is a former Director of John Swire & Sons. He is also a former Director of J. Sainsbury plc and Barclays Bank, and was Chairman of the Council of King's College London from 1986 to 1998.

16 George Trefgarne Consultant, Maitland

George Trefgarne, former Economics Editor of the Daily Telegraph and City Editor of the Sunday Telegraph. He is now a consultant at Maitland, a financial communications firm.

17 Sir Brian Williamson Senior Advisor, Fleming Family & Partners

Sir Brian Williamson is a Senior Advisor at Fleming Family and Partners, and a Director of NYSE Euronext. He is also a Director of HSBC Holdings plc and was formerly Chairman of LIFFE (London International Futures and Options Exchange).

481 Prof. Dr. Michael Wohlgemuth Director, Open Europe Berlin

Prof. Dr. Wohlgemuth is the Director of Open Europe Berlin, the independent partner organisation of Open Europe. He is also Professor of Economics at the Private University of Witten/Herdecke, speaker of the “Jena Alliance for the Renewal of the Social Market Economy”, Vice Chairman of the “Hayek Gesellschaft” and Affiliated Fellow at the Walter Eucken Institute. 

18 Mats Persson Director, Open Europe
19 Victoria Borwick Fundraising, Open Europe

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