Tim Roberts - Chair
Tim Roberts is Managing Director in charge of global cyber security, anti fraud, data protection and privacy at Promontory Financial Group, a leading strategy, risk management and regulatory advisory firm. He was born and educated in London.
Previously he was Chief Operating Officer of Ignis Asset Management, the fund management arm of Phoenix Group, and before that he was a management consultant at McKinsey from 1993-2009, where he was a partner for 10 years and served clients around the world in financial services and the public sector. He led or co-led a number of McKinsey’s practices including asset management, UK financial institutions and risk management, and for a number of years was responsible for McKinsey’s pro bono activities in the charitable sector. His work with charities has largely focused on engaging the private sector in supporting sustainable livelihoods for the poor in the UK and around the world.
He received an MA in Mathematics and Philosophy from Oxford University in 1988. Since graduating he has gained a Diploma in Accounting and Finance and a black belt in judo.
Lord Stanley Fink
The Lord Fink is Chief Executive Officer of International Standard Asset Management (ISAM) and Chairman of Earth Capital Partners LLP.
Born in 1957 and educated at Manchester Grammar School and Trinity Hall, Cambridge graduating with a degree in law, Lord Fink qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1982 and worked at Mars and Citibank NA before joining Man Group plc in 1987, stepping down as Deputy Chairman of the Group in July 2008 after an illustrious career spanning 21 years.
Lord Fink is a committed philanthropist whose focus is health, education and the environment. His roles include being a Trustee of ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) and he was Chairman of the 2009 Lord Mayor’s Appeal.
Lord Fink is President of the Evelina Children’s Hospital and was chairman of the highly successful campaign by the Evelina to raise £10 million to assist in equipping the new hospital in 2005. He is also chair of the board of governors of Burlington Danes Academy School which he sponsored through ARK.
Lord Fink is currently treasurer of the Conservative Party.
Lesley King-Lewis is Chief Executive of the Windsor Leadership Trust. Previously, she was Director of the Man Group plc Charitable Trust since October 2008.
After graduating from Williams College in Massachusetts (BA) and the London School of Economics (MSc) she joined Barclays International. She spent nine years with Barclays, including two overseas assignments in Johannesburg and New York.
She then moved into the voluntary sector, spending six years as the Development Director at the National Art Collections Fund and 7 years as Chief Executive of Action on Addiction, before joining the Man Group plc Charitable Trust.
She now serves as a Trustee for the Alcohol Education Research Centre, the European Community Youth Orchestra and the Barbican.
Ian Livingstone was educated at St Paul’s School London and attended City University London where he attained BSc Hons in Optometry and qualified as an optometrist in 1984.
Ian was Chairman of Optika Clulow Group from 1990-2010, a High Street retail chain in which he was a majority shareholder. This group consisted of 170 stores including David Clulow, Sunglass Hut, Harrods and Selfridges opticians
Ian is currently joint Executive Chairman of London & Regional Properties and has been from 1993 to current. He is responsible for commercial property, development, hotel transactions and international expansion.
The business operates in 9 countries and is a very active investor and developer both in the UK and overseas.
Sir Harvey McGrath
Harvey is Co-chair of the Mayor of London’s London Enterprise Panel, and Chairman of Governors of Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the former Chairman of Prudential plc, Man Group plc, and the London Development Agency.
Prior to taking on the Chair of the London Development Agency he was Chairman of London First, the capital’s influential business campaign group, a director of Gateway to London, the inward investment agency for the Thames Gateway and Chairman of the East London Business Alliance, a partnership of substantial businesses engaged in the social and economic regeneration of East London.
Harvey is a also a trustee of a number of charities including New Philanthropy Capital; the Royal Anniversary Trust which operates the Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education; CFAB; and The Prince’s Teaching Institute, which promotes subject based professional development for teachers. He is also an active supporter of the integrated education movement in Northern Ireland.
Sir Stephen O’Brien
Stephen O’Brien is Chairman of NHS Tower Hamlets, International Health Partners, East London Bond and Deputy Chairman of Woods River Cruises and Water City Development. He is also Vice-President of Business in the Community, Trustee/Director of the International Business Leaders’ Forum, Tomorrow’s People, Place2Be, Teach First, St Martin-in-the Fields Development Trust and Citizens Organising Foundation.
Previously Stephen was Chairman of the London Regional Council of the Prince’s Trust, London First, Charles Fulton Holdings – International Currency Brokers, Vice-Chairman of Think London and one of the convenors of the RSA Illegal Drugs Commission.
Stephen’s passion is for sustaining and renovating community life in urban areas, particularly when it relates to disadvantaged individuals and communities. This passion has led to an ongoing dedication to engaging and persuading businesses to join the community of corporate citizens.
Michelle is a partner at Goldman Sachs in London. She heads the Executive Office for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia and is the Chief Administrative Officer for EMEA. Michelle is a member of several Goldman Sachs committees including the European Management Committee.
She was previously the Chief Operating Officer for the Securities Division in EMEA and led the firm’s efforts to establish its presence in Russia and the Middle East. Michelle has lived in both Frankfurt and New York and now serves as a trustee of The Prince’s Trust International and as an Advisory Board member of Facing History and Ourselves.
Paulette is Managing Director, Global Payments Acceptance at Barclaycard. Prior to joining Barclays, she was Strategy Director at NBNK Investments plc. She served as an executive director at Tesco Personal Finance and spent 7 years at the Royal Bank of Scotland. Her roles at RBS included Managing Director, NatWest Retail Banking and CEO, RBS European Consumer Finance. She has also worked internationally for General Electric’s Private Equity and Global Consumer Finance businesses. Paulette was born and raised in inner London. She has been active in the not-for-profit sector for many years, including serving on the board of the Prince’s Youth Business Trust in the West Midlands and as a trustee at Community Service Volunteers.