Michael spent over 20 years of his professional career at the Swiss bank, UBS, latterly as Head of the UHNW business for Northern Europe.  In 2011, Michael evolved the Global Family Office team in the UK thereby extending the Wealth Management service to include Investment Banking and institutional Asset Management activities for family office clients.

He was a member of the UHNW Management Committee for the EMEA region and the UK Management Committee. Prior to UBS, Michael worked in the Tax divisions of PwC and Arthur Andersen.  He is a Chartered Member of CISI. He now serves on the Executive Committee of the AIM listed broker, WH Ireland plc.

Michael is married with three children and enjoys spending any spare time he has in the garden, playing tennis, horse racing and writing.

Simon has recently retired from the position of Partner at Travers Smith LLP. He has over 20 years’ experience as a real estate partner and five years running the real estate department. Simon has worked on an extensive and diverse set of transactions. Highlights include advising Patron Capital on both the sale of Punch Taverns and its interest in CALA Homes, advising McCarthy & Stone on numerous strategic property transactions over many years and advising on the development of Imperial College’s White City Campus. The most recent edition of Chambers Legal directory describes him as “one of the most skilful legal negotiators in the real estate sector.

Tom has extensive experience within the charity sector in an executive and non-executive capacity. He works across the heritage and tourism sectors, currently as a Trustee of Leeds Castle, and of the National Museums of the Royal Navy, and within the healthcare sector as a Trustees of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine. He was previously the Senior Independent Director at NICE, and Chief Executive of Visit Britain.

Sarah has 28 years’ experience as an environmental operator, adviser and regulator. She is currently Chief Operating Officer for the Environment Agency. Sarah has significant experience at senior management level, and as a keen advocate of partnership working has helped deliver blue, green and grey infrastructure programmes, strategy development and transformation. She is passionate about protecting and improving the environment and is experienced in working with boards at the Environment Agency, as well as strategic level placemaking.

Rachel has broad experience leading transformational change in customer facing businesses. In her early career, she spent 20 years working as an international finance lawyer, including ten years growing European finance businesses as a Partner in several global law firms. For the last 15 years she has focused on non-executive roles, developing a broad knowledge of third sector governance, risk management, and funding. Rachel is a non-executive director at Thrive Homes UK (a registered provider of affordable and social housing) where she also currently chairs the Customer, Colleague and Governance Committee. She is also a Member (and former Trustee) of SSNAP (a charity supporting neonatal care at The John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford) and a former Trustee of The Danes Educational Trust, Hertfordshire. Rachel owns a planting design consultancy focused on sustainable, biodiverse, spaces and she also volunteers as a heritage landscape consultant at The Chiltern Open Air Museum, Buckinghamshire.


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