Expert Bureau

We are honoured to represent the following authorities, each with specific areas of expertise and insights. Given the current climate, the impact of COVID-19 on the economy, health service and environment looks set to dominate conversations for months to come.

 

Expert Bureau is a resource for journalists. If you would like to speak to or get a quote from any of our experts please email: experts@higginsonstrategy.com

 

Michael Kovacs

Co-founder of Castleforge Partners

Michael Kovacs co-founded Castleforge Partners in 2010, a London based investment fund that has invested approximately £1 billion of asset value throughout the UK and Europe. Castleforge focuses on value creation through an active asset management strategy and full vertical integration.
 
Michael previously worked at Westbrook Partners based in London, and at the Blackstone Group based in New York, where he was involved in mergers and acquisitions across several different industries. He graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and now serves on the University’s European leadership committee.

The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable

The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable

Former Leader of the Liberal Democrats

The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable was Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade (2010-2015). He was Member of Parliament for Twickenham 1997-2015; deputy leader of the Lib Dems 2007-2010 and shadow chancellor 2003-2010.

He was the leader of the Liberal Democrats 2017-2019; he has served as Member of Parliament for Twickenham 1997-2015, 2017-2019.

Sir Vince is also a visiting professor at the London School of Economics, Nottingham University and St Mary University in Twickenham and a regular commentator in the media on business news and issues.

Michael Kovacs
Naomi Smith

Naomi Smith

CEO of Best for Britain

Naomi is the CEO of Best for Britain, the all-party campaign group fighting for British interests in Europe.

Prior to leading Best for Britain, Naomi was the former Executive Director of Campaigns at the business lobby group London First.

Prior to focusing on her campaigning work, Naomi spent 15 years working in finance and accounting with the likes of Arthur Andersen, Deloitte, and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, as well as chairing voluntary groups.

The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable
Tamara Gillan

Tamara Gillan

Co-founder of The WealthiHer Network

Tamara united the most competitive industry in the world and is the co-founder of The WealthiHer Network, a network of change agents championing female investors, entrepreneurs and clients. Its founding partners include: Barclays; Brewin Dolphin; Brown Advisory; Chubb; Close Brothers; HSBC Private Bank; Investec; J.P. Morgan; Julius Baer; Kleinwort Hambros; Reddings Wealth Management; and Irwin Mitchell.

Tamara’s experience as an entrepreneur, single mother and champion for women puts her in a strong position to explore the impact of the current health crisis on women’s wealth.

Naomi Smith
Carol Chandler-Thompson

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