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Programme Committee

The Programme Committee is an advisory committee constituted of Governors and other experts.  Their role is to advise the Director in drawing up Ditchley’s forward programme of conferences. They meet in London twice a year.

Mr Charles GRANT, CMG.  Director, The Centre for European Reform.

Mr Bim AFOLAMI MP.  Member for Hitchin and Harpenden.

Mr James ARROYO OBE  Director, The Ditchley Foundation.

Ms Sarah FOUNTAIN SMITH.  Deputy High Commissioner, Canadian High Commission to the UK.

Ms Tania FREIIN VON USLAR-GLEICHEN.  Minister, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Dr Dougal GOODMAN OBE FREng. Chief Executive, The Foundation for Science and Technology.

Lord HENNESSY of Nympsfield FBA.  Crossbench Peer. Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History, Queen Mary, University of London.

Lady JUDGE, CBE.  Chairman, Institute of Directors.  Chairman, UK Pension Protection Fund.  Chairman Emeritus, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.

Dr Ian KEARNS.  Co-Founder and Director, European Leadership Network.

Mr Chris LESLIE MP.  Member of Parliament for Member of Parliament for Nottingham East.

Ms Elizabeth LINDER. Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Conversational Century.

Mr Lewis LUKENS. Deputy Chief of Mission, the Embassy of the United States of America.

Mr Peter MATHER. Group Regional Vice President, Europe and Head of Country, UK, BP plc.

Mr Tomohiro MIKANAGI.  Political Minister, Embassy of Japan in the United Kingdom.

Dr Edwina MORETON OBE.  Formerly Diplomatic Editor and Deputy Foreign Editor, The Economist.

Mr Rajay NAIK. Chief Executive Officer, Keypath Education.

Professor Sir Adam ROBERTS KCMG FBA.  Emeritus Fellow of Balliol College and formerly President, The British Academy.

Dr Liane SAUNDERS.  Director of Strategy, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Mr SHAO Zheng.  Counsellor, Embassy of the People's Republic of China

Mr Rory STEWART OBE MP.  Parliamentary Under Secretary, Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

Ms Jo SWINSON MP.  Member of Parliament for East Dunbartonshire.

Mrs Xenia WICKETT. Head, US and the Americas Programme and Dean, The Queen Elizabeth II Academy, Chatham House.

Dr Catherine WILLS

Future meeting dates:

Wednesday 16 May 2018
Wednesday 31 October 2018

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