Board members

Chairman of the Board
David Sainsbury was Finance Director of J. Sainsbury plc from 1973-1990, Deputy Chairman from 1988-1992, and Chairman from 1992-1998. He became Lord Sainsbury of Turville in October 1997 and was... Read more
Baroness Amos is currently the Director of SOAS, University of London. She was a member of the British Government from 1998-2007 and served in the Cabinet as Secretary of State for International... Read more
Liam Byrne is the Member of Parliament for Birmingham, Hodge Hill and Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills. In government Liam has served as Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Minister... Read more
Andrew Cahn was previously Chief Executive of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI). He has twice worked in the FCO at the UK's Permanent Representation to the European Union and was Deputy Head of the... Read more
Miranda Curtis is a non-executive director of Liberty Global plc, having retired from her executive role with the company after leading the sale of Liberty's Japanese interests in early 2010. Miranda... Read more
KPMG Professor of Management, Fellow of Sidney Sussex College. BA (Keele Univ.), MA (Univ. of Cambridge), FIPH, FCGI, Hon DSc (Keele Univ.), CIM, DBE "in recognition of her contribution to higher... Read more
Susan Hitch is the manager of Lord Sainsbury of Turville's pro bono programme and a board member of the Centre for Cities, Policy Network, British Influence in Europe, The Movement for Change and the... Read more
Philip Rutnam joined the Department for Transport (DfT) as Permanent Secretary in April 2012. Before joining DfT, Philip was the Director General, Business and Skills, at the Department for Business... Read more
Lord Sharkey has spent most of his commercial life in communications businesses. He was joint managing director of Saatchi and Saatchi UK, founded and ran his own advertising agency and was chair of... Read more
Currently a non-Executive Director of the GDF Suez Group.  Lord Simon is also Senior Adviser of Morgan Stanley International, a member of the International Advisory Board of Dana Gas, and is Chairman... Read more
Sir Ian Cheshire was appointed Group Chief Executive of Kingfisher plc from January 2008 to early 2015. Prior to this, he was Chief Executive of B&Q from 2005. His previous roles at Kingfisher... Read more