Kate Adie is a pioneering English journalist, best-selling author and former chief correspondent for BBC News, during which time she became well known for reporting from war zones around the world. Her frontline assignments have included the London Iranian Embassy siege, the American bombing of Tripoli, the Lockerbie bombing, the Tiananman Square protests, the Gulf War, the Rwandan Genocide and the war in Sierra Leone.
Lord Dannatt is a retired senior British Army officer, former Chief of the General Staff and Constable of the Tower of London. He is a member of the House of Lords.
He was commissioned into the Green Howards in 1971 and his first tour of duty was in Belfast as a platoon commander. During his second tour of duty, also in Northern Ireland, he was awarded the Military Cross.
Lord Dannatt was given command of the 4th Armoured Brigade in 1994 and commanded the British component of the Implementation Force (IFOR) the following year. He handed over as Chief on 28th August 2009, 40 years to the day from when he joined the Army.
Lord Howe is Deputy Leader of the House of Lords and Minister of State for Defence, as of May 2015. He is a Conservative member of the House of Lords.
Lord Howe joined Barclays Bank in 1973, where he served in a number of managerial and senior managerial posts both overseas and in London before being appointed London director of Adam & Co plc in 1987.
He went onto serve as Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence. In opposition he served as Spokesperson for Health from 1997 to 2010.
Lord Ramsbotham has written extensively on matters relating to both the military and prisons, particularly the need for prison reform. He is involved with a number of charities that support the welfare and education of men, women and child prisoners and is president of the charity PTSD Resolution, which provides treatment to affected veterans.
Lord Selkirk is a Scottish Conservative politician who served as Member of Parliament for Edinburgh West and then as Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Lothians. He served as Lord Commissioner (HM Treasury) in government until 1981 and Minister of State (Scotland Office) until 1997, when he became a member of the House of Lords as a life peer.
He chairs the SkillForce Scottish Advisory Committee.
The Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC
Ashley Best-White, Executive Headteacher
Brigadier David Biggart OBE
The Lord Bilimoria CBE DL
Col. Paul Cummings
Vassos Alexander Georgiades
Susan Gwyer-Roberts, Headteacher
Captain Richard Hobbs RN
Emma Lindsay, Headteacher
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