Guy Beringer – Chairman

Guy_BeringerGuy Beringer is Co-Chair of the Bingham Centre Appeal Board, Chair of City Music Services, Director of BCKR Limited, Trustee of BAILII, Patron of the Surrey Law Centre, Honorary Bencher of Inner Temple, Adjunct Professor at Imperial College Business School. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2006 for his contributions to pro bono and legal services. Guy received a CBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list for services to export finance and pro bono work in the legal sector.

David Armstrong

David ArmstrongDavid Armstrong is Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Sociology at King’s College London and Honorary Consultant in Public Health Medicine. He is a past member of the Medical Research Council and was Director of the Research for Patient Benefit programme of the National Institute for Health Research.

Rupert Baron

Rupert BaronRupert Baron is an investment director of Rathbone Investment Management and head of the London office. He manages a broad range of investment mandates including those for, individuals, trusts, pension funds (SIPPs and SSAS), charities and local authorities.

Rupert holds an honours degree in economics, is an alumnus of INSEAD and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. He has over 33 years' experience within the private client investment industry. Prior to joining Rathbones in 2000, Rupert worked for Albert E Sharp during the 1990s and for Savory Milln during the 1980s. He joined the group executive committee in July 2015.

Ailsa Beaton

Ailsa BeatonAilsa Beaton holds non-executive positions on the boards of Bacs Payment Schemes and the Information Commissioner’s Office. She was Management Board member at the Metropolitan Police Service, Chief Information Officer at ICL plc, a Senior Partner at PA Consulting Group and before this worked for General Electric (USA).

Timothy Dutton

Timothy_DuttonTimothy Dutton was Head of Fountain Court Chambers 2008 – 2013. He was Chairman of the Bar Council in 2008, Chairman Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers in 2009. He is a Deputy High Court Judge.

Roger Finbow

Roger_FinbowRoger Finbow was the managing partner of the corporate department of Ashurst LLP until 2009, remaining as a consultant to the firm until 2017. He served as a member of the Competition & Markets Authority between 2009 and 2017, as a visiting professor in competition law at Essex University from 2009 to 2014 and as chairman of the Seckford Foundation between 2010 and 2020. He is chairman of the City Solicitors Educational Trust and of City Solicitors Horizons, a social mobility initiative which he founded in 2015 to provide in depth support to less advantaged university students seeking to enter the legal profession. He has a number of other board and trustee positions in education, sport and social mobility and is a Suffolk Deputy Lieutenant.

Jonathan Freeman

Jonathan FreemanJonathan Freeman is Managing Director of Earlsbrook Consulting Limited, providing strategic advisory service to charities, businesses and philanthropists. Jonathan’s roles include: CEO of the CareTech Charitable Foundation and Interim CEO of the COSARAF Foundation. Jonathan has also acted as Chief Strategy Officer at the Patchwork Foundation; Localities Lead for the National Citizen Service Trust; and, Senior Mentoring Adviser to the Careers and Enterprise Company. Jonathan was previously Managing Director of Mosaic, HRH The Prince of Wales’s mentoring charitable initiative, and before that a member of the Senior Civil Service. Jonathan serves on a range of charity Boards concerned with integration, social mobility and social care.

Vivek Luthra

anonVivek Luthra has over 24 years experience in the banking and investment management sector. He spent 17 years at Bluecrest Capital where he was an Interest Rates Portfolio Manager and Partner. Prior to this, he worked at Bank of America, ABN Amro and Nomura as a Fixed Income Trader. His early career was as an auditor at Coopers & Lybrand. Vivek is also a School Governor and Vice-Chair of a large London Academy.

Alison Pickup

Alison PickupAlison Pickup is the Legal Director of the Public Law Project, a national legal charity which seeks to promote access to public law remedies for disadvantaged people. Alison is a barrister and before joining PLP, Alison was in independent practice at Doughty Street Chambers in London. She is a member of the Expert Panel of the Strategic Legal Fund for Vulnerable Young Migrants and a committee member of the Administrative Law Bar Association. She represents ALBA on the Bar Council and is a member of the Bar Council’s Remuneration Committee.

Jane Reeves

Jane_ReevesJane Reeves is a Senior Counsel at Taylor Wessing LLP. Previously, she was Senior Vice-President, Enterprise Compliance at Thomson Reuters. Jane is a Governor of the University of Lincoln, an independent member of the Finance Committee of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and a trustee of the Foundation and Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Jane is currently studying for an MSc in Environmental Strategy at the University of Surrey.

Monica Risam

Monica RisamMonica Risam is the General Counsel of Lombard International where she has responsibility for the global legal, company secretarial, risk and compliance and regulatory affairs functions. Prior to joining Lombard International, Monica held a number of senior roles at Aviva plc, including General Counsel & Company Secretary of Aviva UK Life, General Counsel, Aviva Group and General Counsel, Aviva Europe. Monica is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and The George Washington University and is dual-qualified to practice law in the United States and the United Kingdom. She is also a non-executive member of the Elton John Aids Foundation’s Finance & Investment Committee and a non-executive director of the International Supporters of EJAF UK.

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