After positions as a curate in Islington, London and parish priest in Durham Lord Carey of Clifton became Principal of Trinity Theological College in Bristol before being called to be Bishop of Bath and Wells. In 1991 he was invited to take up the post of 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury and served 70 million Anglicans around the world until his retirement in 2002. In 2002 George Carey was made a life peer as 'Lord Carey of Clifton'. Lord Carey is Presentation Fellow of King's College London and Fellow of Christ's University College, Canterbury. He is also the recipient of some 12 Honorary Doctorates.
Elizabeth is the Non Executive Chairman of Annington Homes plc, Non Executive Director, Jarvis plc and Stanelco plc. She is Chairman of The Advertising Advisory Committee and The Association for Television on Demand. Previously she was The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards and a member of the Audit Commission and Deputy Chairman Regulatory Decisions Committee F.S.A.
Sir Alistair was, until April 2007, Chairman of the Committee of Standards in Public Life. He is currently Chair of the Independent Mobile Classification Body. Previous to this he was Chairman of the Police Complaints Authority. After 20 years as a Civil Service trade union leader, Sir Alistair was Chief Executive of the Industrial Society (now The Work Foundation) from 1986 to 1991. He went on to become Chief Executive of Calderdale and Kirklees Training and Enterprise Council, before transferring to Leeds where he pursued the equivalent role in the Leeds Training and Enterprise Council until 2000. Between 1997 and 2000, Sir Alistair also served as Chairman of the Parades Commission for Northern Ireland.
Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint
Stephen Green was Group Chief Executive of HSBC Holdings plc until January 2011 when he appointed Minister of State for Trade and Investment. Lord Green began his career with the British Government's Ministry of Overseas Development. In 1977 he joined McKinsey & Co Inc, management consultants, with whom he undertook assignments in Europe, North America and the Middle East. He joined The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in 1982 with responsibility for corporate planning activities, and, in 1985, was put in charge of the development of the bank's global treasury operations. In 1992 he became Group Treasurer of HSBC Holdings plc, with responsibility for the HSBC Group's treasury and capital markets businesses globally. In January 2005 Stephen Green became Chairman of HSBC Bank plc. Some of his other directorships include Bank of Bermuda and HSBC México, S.A. He is also Chairman of HSBC Private Banking Holdings (Suisse) SA and HSBC Bank Middle East, a member of the Supervisory Board of HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt KGaA and is a board member of CCF SA. In March 1998 Stephen Green was appointed to the Board of HSBC Holdings plc as Executive Director, Investment Banking and Markets responsible for the investment banking, private banking and asset management activities of the Group. He assumed additional responsibility for the Group's corporate banking business in May 2002. His appointment as Group Chief Executive took effect on 1 June 2003.
Dr Peter Harper spent most of his business career at Hanson plc, the Anglo-American conglomerate, where he became a main board director. Whilst at Hanson he was responsible for many of the UK Divisions including the SLD Group (construction equipment), Hanson Industrial Services Allders (retail) and Imperial Tobacco. He has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants for over 50 years.
His non-executive directorships included LONRHO plc (now Lonmin) for 9 years, becoming Deputy Chairman; Victrex plc (Deputy Chairman); John Laing plc; London Clubs International; Tigerprint and Eversholt leasing (Chairman of both - management buy-out companies prior to their trade sale). In recent years Peter has concentrated on charitable activities. He is Chairman of the Maurice and Hilda Laing Charitable Trust, Chairman of WORKAID. In 2007 he was awarded the Order of St Gregory (a Papal knighthood) for his charitable work.
Baroness Howe of Idlicote
Baroness Howe of Idlicote was Chairman of the BOC Foundation for the Environment from 1990 to 2003 and is currently on the Board of the Onyx Environmental Trust. She was President of UNICEF UK from 1993 to 2002, and Vice-Chairman of the Council of the Open University from 2001 to 2003. She is a Governor of the London School of Economics. She has chaired the Broadcasting Standards Commission (1993-99), Business in the Community's Opportunity 2000 initiative (1994-98), an Inner London Juvenile Court (1970-90), and served as a member of the Parole Board (1972-75). She was appointed a Member of the House of Lords as Baroness Howe of Idlicote in 2001. From 1992 until 1994 Lady Howe chaired the Archbishops' Cathedrals Commission, which resulted in the publication of Heritage and Renewal in October 1994. From 1975-1979 she served as the first Deputy Chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission. In 1990 she chaired the Hansard Society's Commission, resulting in the publication of the report Women at the Top, and in 1992 she co-authored Women on the Board. She was a Non-Executive Director of United Biscuits (1988-1994), Legal & General plc (1989-1997) and the Kingfisher Group (1986-2000).
Sir Paul is President of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and of the Association of MBAs, an Alderman of the City of London, Chairman of Schroder Income Growth Fund plc, the Enterprise Education Trust, Digital Links International and St Dunstan's College and Deputy Chairman of the American Management Association. He is a Director of the United Kingdom Accreditation Service, ENRC plc, Standard Bank of South Africa and Tempur-Pedic of Kentucky and on the Advisory Boards of Barclays Private Bank, Abraaj Capital in Dubai, HEC in Paris and the Athens University of Economics and Business. He was an Open Scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge and a Thouron Fellow at the Wharton Business School. He spent thirteen years with Cadbury Schweppes and then led the £97 million buyout of their food companies to form Premier Brands Ltd. He was subsequently Chairman of Food from Britain, Director General of the Conservative Party, and a Ministerial Adviser at the Cabinet Office and has more recently been Chairman of the Royal Society of Arts and of Teachers TV, Master of the Worshipful Company of Marketors and President of the Chartered Management Institute. He was the key benefactor of the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge.
Raj Loomba is the founder Chairman of Rinku Group plc, a well-established knitwear company in the UK, which imports from India and several Far Eastern countries, including China.
Mr Loomba is also known for his many charitable activities. He set up a charitable trust (the Loomba Trust) to educate children of poor widows in India and is also promoting better understanding and good relations between India and the UK through India First Plc. He has received many honours and awards, including the Asian of the Year Award in the UK in 1997. Mr Loomba has organised many fund-raising activities to support his charitable aims, and to create broader understanding of humanitarian issues. He was the chairman of the steering committee of the British Indian Jubilee Banquet, which celebrated India's 50th anniversary of independence and raised £240,000 to support leading British universities. Over £1 million has been raised by organizing several fundraising events in the UK and India to support the work of the Loomba Trust.
He was the pioneer of International Widows Day which is now held annually on 23 June to raise the awareness of the plight of the widows around the world, who are suffering through poverty, disease, conflict and social injustice.
George W Mallinckrodt KBE has been a Director of Schroders since 1977, having joined Schroders in 1954. He was Chairman of Schroders plc between 1984 and 1995. He was a Director of Siemens plc between 1989 and 1998 and until recently an adviser to Bain and Company and Chairman of the Council of the World Economic Forum. He was a Director of British Invisibles from 1995-98 and Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust 1992-98. He was also a Director of Allianz of America Inc in New York also an Adviser to McGraw Hill 1986-89. He was also a Director of the National Mutual Life Association of Australasia from 1987 to 1990. He is Vice President of the German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce and President of the German YMCA. He is Trustee of Christian Responsibility in Public Affairs, and Christian Trustee of the Committee of The Interfaith Foundation. He is a Member of the Advisory Committee on Finance at St George's College, Windsor, the Institute of Business Ethics, the Lambeth Partnership, the British-North American Committee and the British Museum Development Trust Council. He is also Member of the Chancellor's Court of Benefactors, Oxford University, St. Antony's College Advisory Board, and has an Hon Doctorate of Civil Law Bishop's University, Quebec 1994. In recognition of his contribution towards the enhancement of Anglo-German relations, the German President awarded him the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1986 and the Officer's Cross of the same Order in 1990. He was awarded the Commander's Cross of the same Order in 2001. Her Majesty the Queen appointed him an honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) in 1997.
Tim Melville-Ross CBE is Chair of the Higher Education Funding Council for England and the Homerton University NHS Trust. He has chaired a number of organisations in the private and public sectors including DTZ Holdings plc, Investors in People UK and Manganese Bronze Holdings plc, the manufacturer of the London Taxi. He was the Director General of The Institute of Directors from 1994 to 1999 and, before that, the Chief Executive of Nationwide Building Society.
Kate Nealon serves as a Non-Executive Director at HBOS Plc, Cable & Wireless Plc and Shire Plc. Kate is a Senior Associate at the Judge Business School at Cambridge University involved with Executive Education with an emphasis on corporate governance and is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Business Research at Cambridge. Kate is a member of the International Advisory Board of Georgetown Law School, Washington, DC, as well as a founding member of the Georgetown Law School Center for Transnational Legal Studies, London. Kate serves on the Business and Planning Board of Westminster Cathedral. Previously Kate was Group Head of Legal and Compliance for Standard Chartered Bank and is a US qualified lawyer .
David Pritchard is non-executive chairman of Songbird Estates plc, which controls Canary Wharf Group plc, and of AIB Group (UK) plc. He is a non-executive director of The Motability Tenth Anniversary Trust.
He graduated in Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1966 and spent 5 years in the aircraft industry before moving to a career in banking, where he held senior management positions at Citicorp Investment Bank and Royal Bank of Canada Group. After joining Lloyds TSB Group in 1995, he was seconded for 2 years to the Financial Services Authority. On his return, he became Group Executive Director, Wholesale & International Banking and a non-executive director of The National Bank of New Zealand.
After retiring from his executive role, he was appointed non-executive Deputy Chairman of Lloyds TSB Group, chairman of Cheltenham & Gloucester plc and a non-executive director of Scottish Widows Group and of LCH.Clearnet Group.
James Ross recently retired as Deputy Chairman of National Grid Transco. He had a thirty year career with BP, his last appointment being a Managing Director of BP, and Chairman and Chief Executive of BP America. He was subsequently Chief Executive of Cable and Wireless, and Chairman of National Grid and Littlewoods. James Ross is Chair of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and a Director of Prudential, McGraw Hill and Datacard in the USA and of Schneider Electric in France.
Sir SIgmund is a businessman who has dedicated a great part of his life to the cause of dialogue and interfaith relations across the globe and serving the Jewish community. A member of the Board of Deputies of British Jews and President of the Reform Movement, he has served with distinction as sole Patron of the International Council of Christians and Jews, co-founder of the Three Faiths Forum and vice-president of the World Congress of Faiths. He is the founder of the Sternberg Centre for Judaism, the largest cultural and educational Reform Jewish centre in Europe. His work for understanding and reconciliation between faith communities has taken him to every continent and has brought him recognition from twenty countries and six universities as well as the Vatican. He is also an active participant in the work of Rotary International, whose cause he has furthered with fervour and dedication. His name appears in the list of the "100 World Famous Rotarians”.
Sir Robert is the Founder of MORI (Market & Opinion Research International), London, and now Senior Advisor of Ipsos MORI Public Affairs Research. He is a Past President of the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR). In 2005 he was appointed by Her Majesty the Queen a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) in recognition of the "outstanding services rendered to political, social and economic research and for contribution to government policy and programmes".
Sir Robert is Chancellor of the University of Kent, Visiting Professor of Government and a Governor of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is Honorary Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent and in the Department of Politics and International Studies at Warwick University.
He is Chairman of the Pilgrims Society, a Governor of the English-Speaking Union, and a Trustee of the Magna Carta Trust. He is a Freeman of the City of London, a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation, and was a Member of the Fulbright Commission. He is a Vice President of Royal Society for Nature Conservation/Wildlife Trusts, of the United Nations Association and of the European Atlantic Group. Sir Robert is a former Trustee of WWT (Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust) and WWF (UK). He is on Advisory Boards of the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE), Media Standards Trust (MST), the Camelot Advisory Panel for Corporate Responsibility and GovNet.