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.

Lord Fellowes

Robert Fellowes (Crossbench), Assistant Private Secretary to the Queen 1977-86, Deputy Private Secretary to the Queen 1986-90, Private Secretary to the Queen 1990-99.

Rt Rev Peter Forster

Bishop of Chester since 1996.

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

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.