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.


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Jacqui Smith

Chair of Empower and former Home Secretary

Jacqui is the Chair of female empowerment campaign Empower and the Jo Cox Foundation. She is also the Chair of University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Sandwell Children’s Trust and Precious Trust and The King’s Fund. She was Labour MP for Redditch between 1997 and 2010. In government, Jacqui served as Minister for Women and Equalities, Health Minister and Schools Minister before becoming the first woman to hold the office of Home Secretary.

Chris Hampson

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

Carol Chandler-Thompson

Head at Blackheath High School GDST

Carol Chandler-Thompson is Head at Blackheath High School GDST.

Blackheath High is rated ‘Excellent in all areas’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).

Carol has written for publications including The Independent on the key role educators should play in promoting gender equality.

Clare Stewart Munn

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