Lord Donoughue (Chairman)

Bernard Donoughue (Labour), Senior Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister (first Harold Wilson, then James Callaghan) 1974-79.

Dr Jerome Booth

Jerome Booth is an economist, was co-founder of fund manager Ashmore, and is Chairman of Anglia Ruskin University.

Dr Chris Gibson-Smith 

Chris Gibson-Smith is an earth scientist and businessman. He was a UK Sustainability Commissioner and Chairman of the London Stock Exchange.

Kathy Gyngell

Kathy Gyngell is a social policy analyst, broadcaster and journalist; and editor of The Conservative Woman since 2014.

Prof Michael J Kelly FRS FREng

Michael Kelly is the Emeritus Prince Philip Professor of Technology at the University of Cambridge. He was a Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Department for Communities and Local Government.

Dr Ruth Lea CBE

Ruth Lea is an economist and a former civil servant.

Lord Lilley 

Peter Lilley is a conservative politician and was an MP from 1983-2017. He was Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and Secretary of State for Social Security in Margaret Thatcher’s Cabinet. 

Charles Moore

Charles Moore is a former editor of The Daily Telegraph and The Spectator and still writes for both publications. He is the authorised biographer of Margaret Thatcher.

Baroness Nicholson

Emma Nicholson (Conservative), MP for Devon West and Torridge 1987-97 (first Con, then Lib Dem), former Lib Dem MEP for S E England (1999-2009).

Graham Stringer MP

Graham Stringer is a Labour MP. He was the leader of Manchester City Council and the Parliamentary Secretary in the Cabinet Office under Tony Blair.

Lord Turnbull

Andrew Turnbull (Crossbench), Permanent Secretary, Environment Department, 1994-98; Permanent Secretary to the Treasury 1998-2002, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service 2002-05.