President of the Partido Popular (Popular Party) of Madrid
Esperanza Aguirre is President of the Partido Popular (Popular Party) of Madrid.
Professor of Geosystem Science, Oxford University
Myles Allen is Professor of Geosystem Science in the Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and the Environment and Department of Physics, University of Oxford.
Chair, Arts Council
Sir Peter Bazalgette is Chair of Arts Council England and former Chair of English National Opera and Crossness Engines, an embryonic steam museum.
Journalist, Daily Telegraph
Benedict Brogan is a Telegraph columnist, blogger and interviewer.
Professor of Law, University of Chicago and New York University
Professor Richard Epstein, the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, will join NYU School of Law as a permanent member of the faculty in Fall 2010.
Former Prime Minister of France (2007 to 2012)
In 2007, he was appointed Prime Minister of France by President Nicolas SARKOZY and served in that position until the defeat to Francois HOLLANDE in the 2012 presidential elections.
Editor-at-Large, National Review
Jonah Goldberg is a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. A bestselling author and columnist, Jonah Goldberg's nationally syndicated column appears regularly in scores of newspapers across the United States.
Secretary of State for Education
Michael Gove was born in Edinburghin 1967 and educated at Robert Gordon’s College, Aberdeen, and OxfordUniversity.
Chief Scientific Officer of Neuro-bio Ltd
Professor Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE is a neuroscientist, writer, and broadcaster.
Member of European Parliament
Daniel Hannan is a writer and journalist. He has been a Conservative MEP for South East England since 1999.
Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School
Jonathan Haskel is a Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School in the Organisation & Management Group.
Chairman and Founder of Metro Bank
Vernon Hill is Chairman and Founder of Metro Bank. He is often credited with reinventing American banking.
Former Prime Minister of Australia
John Winston Howard, born 26 July 1939, served as Australia’s Prime Minister between March 1996 and November 2007.
Chairman of the National Trust
Simon Jenkins is a journalist, author and chairman of the National Trust. He writes a column twice weekly for the Guardian and weekly for the London Evening Standard.
Associate Professor of Economics, London School of Economics
Dr. Keyu Jin is a professor of economics at the London school of economics, where she researches on issues of globalization, international trade and macroeconomics, and the Chinese economy.
Vice Chancellor of Buckingham University
Terence Kealey graduated in medicine from St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School, London University, in 1975.
Minister of Employment, Social Development & Multiculturalism, Canada
Jason Kenney was born in Ontario and raised in Saskatchewan, where he graduated from Notre Dame College. He did undergraduate studies in philosophy at the University of San Francisco.
Founder and Director of GenerationLibre
Gaspard Koenig is the founder and director of the French classical liberal think-tank GenerationLibre, launched in 2013.
Founder & Chairman of Laffer Associates & Laffer Investments
Art Laffer is the founder and chairman of Laffer Associates, an institutional Advisory Committee for the presidential race of 1980.
Professor Emeritus of International Development at UCLA
Deepak Lal is James S. Coleman Professor Emeritus of International Development Studies, University of California at Los Angeles, and Professor Emeritus of Political Economy, University College London.
Professor of Finance, Toulouse School of Economics
Augustin Landier is an economist, currently a professor at the Toulouse School of Economics. He was previously in the faculty of New York University (2004-2009), the University of Chicago (2002-2004), and was a Resident Scholar at the International Monetary Fund (2009).
Martha Lane Fox co-founded Europe’s largest travel and leisure website lastminute.com with Brent Hoberman in 1998, they took it public in 2000 and sold it in 2005.
Editor, National Review
Rich Lowry is editor of National Review. He is a commentator for FOX News, a columnist for Politico, and his twice-weekly column is syndicated by King Features.
Founder, DRPM Group
Dr. Philippa Malmgren, though her firm, DRPM Group, helps companies, investors and policymakers better understand how risk and prices will move across the economic landscape.
Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago
UIC Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago. Professor of Economic History, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Director of the Center for the Study of Science, Cato Institute
Pat Michaels is the director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute. He is a past president of the American Association of State Climatologists and was programme chair for the Committee on Applied Climatology of the American Meteorological Society.
Editor-in-Chief, The Economist
John Micklethwait is the Editor-in-Chief of The Economist.
Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture of London
Munira Mirza is the Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture.
Biographer of Margaret Thatcher
He was Editor of The Spectator from 1984 to 1990, Editor of The Sunday Telegraph from 1992 to 1995, Editor of The Daily Telegraph from 1995 to 2003 and Group Consulting Editor for Telegraph Group since 2003. .
Britain’s only living Nobel Prize winner for Literature
V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. He went to England on a scholarship to Oxford University in 1950.
Editor of the Spectator
Fraser Nelson is the editor of The Spectator and a columnist for The Daily Telegraph.
Lizzie Noel is an expert adviser to the Department for Education, where she is supporting the development of the academies and free schools programme.
National Review and former Senior Adviser to Margaret Thatcher
John O'Sullivan is a writer, broadcaster, editor, and columnist.
Independent Member of the House of Lords
Lord Powell was for many years Private Secretary and Adviser on foreign affairs and defense to Lady Thatcher when she was Prime Minister.
Ex-US Army General and Chairman of the KKR Global Institute
General (Ret’d) Petraeus started working with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) in 2013 and is Chairman of the KKR Global Institute.
Prime Minister of Estonia
Taavi Rõivas has been Prime Minister of Estonia since 26 March 2014. He is a member of the Estonian Reform Party.
Chairman of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation
Frederick J. Ryan, Jr. is President and founding Chief Executive Officer of POLITICO. He is also
President and Chief Operating Officer of Allbritton Communications Company.
Writer and Philosopher
Roger Scruton is a writer and philosopher who lives and farms in Wiltshire.
Chairman, Tech City UK
Joanna Shields OBE is an British/American business executive, entrepreneur and investor. She is currently the Chair of Tech City UK and the UK's Business Ambassador for Digital Industries.
Poland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs
Radosław Sikorski was born on 23rd February 1963 in Bydgoszcz, Poland. He graduated from the University of Oxford with a B.A. and an M.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE).
Founder of Guido Fawkes
Paul Staines founded "Guido Fawkes" Britain's most popular political blog in 2004, it breaks news, often political scandals and up-to-the-minute political gossip.
Kevin Sutcliffe is a multi-award winning television executive responsible for delivering high profile, hard hitting and talked about factual television and online content with a track record of developing original ideas.
Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries
Ed Vaizey was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries in May 2010. He is the Conservative MP for Wantage and Didcot.
Deputy Director of CEPII
Natacha Valla is Deputy Director of CEPII and heads the scientific programme, International Macroeconomics and Finance.
Deputy Editor, BuzzFeed
Jim Waterson is the Deputy Editor at BuzzFeed where he reports and writes on national UK news as well as international politics.
Presenter of the 'Today Programme', Radio Four
Justin Webb presents the Today Programme on Radio Four. He was the BBC's North America Editor for eight years and is the author of books on the 'Special Relationship.'
Senior VP of Communications and Public Policy, Google
Rachel Whetstone joined Google in 2005, after 15 years advising senior politicians and companies on their strategic communications.
Director, Open Europe Berlin
Michael Wohlgemuth is an economist and Director of Open Europe Berlin. He is also Professor of Political Economy at the University of Witten/Herdecke.
Co-founder of the West London Free School
Toby Young is the co-founder of the West London Free School, the first free school to sign a funding agreement with Michael Gove, and a former director of New Schools Network. He is the author of four books, including ‘How to Set Up a Free School’ and ‘What Every Parent Needs to Know’. In addition to his policy work, he has been employed as a teaching fellow at Harvard and a teaching assistant at Cambridge.