Guy Beringer – Chairman


Guy 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 Armstrong

David 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 Baron

Rupert 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 Beaton

Ailsa 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 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 Finbow was the Managing Partner of the corporate department at Ashurst until April 2009. He is now a consultant at Ashurst, a member of the Competition and Markets Authority and has a number of board and advisory roles in education, sport, social mobility and career development.

Jonathan Freeman

Jonathan Freeman

Jonathan Freeman is Managing Director of Earlsbrook Consulting Limited, providing strategic advisory service to charities, businesses and philanthropists. Jonathan’s roles include: Interim CEO of the CareTech Charitable Foundation; Localities & Innovation Consultant for the National Citizen Service; and, Senior Mentoring Adviser to the Careers and Enterprise Company. Jonathan is also Chief Strategy Officer at the Patchwork Foundation, providing strategic leadership to the Foundation to oversee the development of its work to promote, encourage and support the active participation of young people from under-represented, deprived and minority communities in British democracy and civil society. 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.

Mark Harding


Mark Harding was General Counsel at Barclays PLC. A graduate of Jesus College, Cambridge, and The College of Law, he has worked at Clifford Chance and UBS, the Swiss bank. In addition to various financial commitments, he sits on the board of the London City Mission.

Sally James


Sally James was EMEA General Counsel at UBS until December 2010. She is now a Non-Executive Director of Rotork plc, plc and Hermes Investment Management. In addition, she is a trustee of Amref Health Africa UK.

Edward Nally


Edward Nally is a past President of the Law Society and was until May 2014 Senior Partner at Fieldings Porter. He is now a consultant at Fieldings Porter. He is a Solicitor member of the QC Selection Panel (2015 to date) and President of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (2016 to date). He is a Member of the International Bar Association, he was a Member of the Legal Services Board until September 2015 and he was a Judicial Appointments Commissioner from 2006 to February 2011.

Alison Pickup

Alison Pickup

Alison 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 where she specialised in public law, immigration and damages claims against public authorities. Alison was previously a trustee and chair of the Asylum Support Appeals Project. 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.

Jane Reeves


Jane 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.

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