Shirley became the first British woman to win two Gold medals at consecutive Olympic Games, sailing the Europe class at Sydney 2000 and the Yngling at Athens 2004. Awarded an OBE in 2005, she was a member of the Sport Advisory Group for the London 2012 Organising Committee. Shirley was the BBC sailing commentator at London 2012 and presents ‘Mainsail’ monthly on CNN.
Simon Hunt became CEO of William Grant & Sons in 2016 having spent 10 years with the family-owned drinks business as President of North America and latterly, Chief Commercial Officer. Prior to this he was CEO of Pernod Ricard subsidiary Malibu Kahlua International and Senior Vice President Marketing for the North America region for Allied Domecq, prior to its acquisition by Pernod Ricard and Fortune Brands. Simon is also a valued member of the School for CEOs alumni, following his participation on the Vital Few.
Adrian is currently Chairman of Aviva Group plc, Manchester Airports Group plc, Cadent Gas Ltd and The Point of Care Foundation. Previously Adrian was Chairman of Anglian Water Group Ltd, Friends Provident plc, British Energy Group plc, Michael Page International plc, and Cross London Rail Links Ltd, and was formerly Deputy-Chairman of Network Rail Ltd, Partnerships UK plc and UK Green Investment Bank plc.
Chairman of London Stock Exchange Group, Donald is also Chairman of The Sage Group plc and the Medical Research Council. Former appointments include Chairman of Royal Mail Group, Smiths Group, the London Metal Exchange, Amersham plc, Taylor Nelson Sofres plc and the IFS School of Finance, Non-Executive Director of Scottish Power plc and Senior Independent Director of Allied Domecq plc.
Chairman of Wates Group since 2013, Sir James is also Chairman of the BRE Trust, Chairman of the CBI Construction Council, Chairman of the Prince’s Trust Corporate Advisory Group and a Non-Executive Director at Argent Services. In 2018 James was appointed by the government to chair the coalition group developing corporate governance principles for large private companies (the so-called ‘Wates Principles’). Sir James was previously Chairman of CITB and past-President of CIOB and the BCO, and is a patron of the Wates Family Enterprise Trust.
Sir Terry has been Chairman of Crossrail since 2009 and is also Chairman of the National College for High Speed Rail, Ricardo plc, London City Airport and the HS2 Growth Delivery Board. He is also a Trustee of the Crossrail Art Foundation. Previous appointments include CEO of Tube Lines, Non-Executive Director of Boxwood, Group MD of Operations at BAE Systems and MD of Royal Ordnance. He was knighted in the Queen's 90th Birthday Honours list.
Stephen was appointed Chief Executive of private equity backed Protocol Education in 2005 and undertook two successful sales in his time as CEO before becoming Chairman in 2017. In addition to this role, he is currently a Board Advisor at Edtech organisations KnowledgeMotion and Pobble and an Investment Committee Member at Nexus Investment Ventures. Previously he was CEO at Whitehead Mann Group plc and he held the same role at Logicalis Group where he was also a Group Board Member of Datatec, a company listed in South Africa. Other previous appointments include Non-Executive Chairman at Mason Communications and International Vice President at Arthur D. Little.
Steve joined PageGroup in 1987, and was appointed Chief Executive in 2006. During his tenure the business has grown into a FTSE 250 company, with more than 5,800 staff across 35 countries. He is a Non-Executive Director of Debenhams plc and also serves on the Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Corporate Partnership Board.
Steve joined N Brown in February 2016 as Financial Services Director and was appointed CEO of the Group three years later after six months as interim Chief Executive. Before joining N Brown, Steve was Financial Services Product and Marketing Director at Shop Direct and he was Product Director at Sainsbury’s Bank prior to that. Previously, he held senior manager positions at Halifax.