Lord John Stevens (Chairman)
Baron Stevens of Kirkwhelpington is the Executive Chairman of Quest, a London based Corporate Intelligence, Investigations and Risk Mitigation Company. He was Head of the Metropolitan Police Service from 2000 until 2005. From 1991 to 1996, he was Chief Constable of Northumbria Police before being appointed one of HM Inspectors of Constabulary in September 1996. He was then appointed Deputy Commissioner of the Met in 1998 until his promotion to Commissioner in 2000.
John Kay is one of Britain's leading economists. His interests focus on the relationships between economics and business. His career has spanned academic work and think tanks, business schools, company directorships, consultancies and investment companies. Mr Kay lectures frequently to a variety of audiences in Britain and other countries.
Lady Catherine Meyer
Lady Catherine Meyer set up Parents and Abducted Children Together (PACT) after her two young children failed to return from a trip to Germany to see their father in 1994, despite a court order. PACT is an international non-profit organisation, registered in the USA and the UK. It was founded in 2000 by Lady Meyer, wife of the former British Ambassador to the United States. Its patrons are Cherie Blair, wife of the former British Prime Minister, and Laura Bush, former First Lady of the United States.
John McLaren is Chairman of the Barchester Group. He began his career as a diplomat, both in the Foreign Office in London and in the British Embassy in Tokyo. He then worked in investment banking, where he was a director of Barings, and in venture capital, where he was a General Partner with Hambrecht and Quist Venture Partners in San Francisco. Subsequently, during his time as a Director of Morgan Grenfell, Deutsche Bank and Barchester, he has advised a wide range of companies on major merger and acquisition transactions, including DaimlerChrysler, BMW, Nissan, BBA and Siemens.