Former Cabinet minister under Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and John Major, including; Secretary of State for Scotland; Defence Secretary; and Foreign Secretary.
Scottish Government International Trade Envoy for Higher Eduction.
Member of the British Council Higher Education Group, Board Trustee of the British Council.
Businessman and philanthropist.
Former Chairman of Lloyds TSB Bank.
Chairman of several charitable organisations.
Former CEO of UK Trade and Investment at the UK Government.
Former Chair of the Audit and Risk Committees Huawei Technologies (UK).
Chairman, National Advisory Board for the Performing Arts.
Former strategy advisor to, inter alia, TPG Group, Barclays and The Ditchley Foundation.
College President of UWC South East Asia.
Former Regional Director, China,
Former Minister (Culture and Education) at the British Embassy to China.
Former Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Chairman of CIB Limited, a subsidiary of Capital International Group.
Co-Chair, Prime Minister’s Business Sector, Council for Scale-ups and Entrepreneurs.
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Founders Forum and firstminute capital.
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Europe & CIS.
Former President CEO of BBDO (China).
Co-founder of the Eden Project. Executive Vice Chair of Eden Project Ltd. Executive Chairman of Eden Project International Ltd.
Founder and CEO of crayfish.io
Co-Vice-Chair, UK-China Tech Forum
Entrepreneur in hospitality, property and education. Former President, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.
The UKNCC Advisory Board comprises citizens from UK business, political and civic life. The Advisory Board’s role is to provide insight and guidance in supporting the goals of the UKNCC. It also advises on existing and proposed activities of the UKNCC and Members may, on occasion, act as external ambassadors.
The Advisory Board holds decision making authority over which sources of funding the UKNCC may accept in order to ensure the UKNCC protects its independence.
Members serve as individual citizens and in no way represent any organisation, company or political party with which they may be otherwise associated. The composition of the Advisory Board reflects a wide range of perspectives in the UK on China to ensure that the UKNCC is informed by a plurality of views. Advisory Board membership is not remunerated and members serve entirely on a volunteer basis. Terms of Reference for the Advisory Board are freely available on request.
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