Prof. Simon Anholt (Independent Policy Advisor)
Simon Anholt is one of the world’s leading thinkers and
practitioners on ultra-wide scale human behaviour. His work over the last thirty
years has focused on measuring, understanding and influencing attitudes,
culture and activity at the global scale.
Since 2001 he has worked with the Heads of State, Heads of Government and
administrations of more than 50 nations, cities and regions worldwide to
develop and implement strategies for enhanced economic, political and cultural
engagement with other countries. He is also the founder and publisher of one of
the largest social surveys ever conducted, the Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brands
Dr. Richard Corbett (Former MEP and Current Advisor, European Council Cabinet)
Dr. Richard Corbett is a Labour candidate for Yorkshire & Humber in the 2014
European elections. From 2010 to early 2014, he was political advisor to
Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council. He advised the
President on political and institutional questions and handled his relations with
the European Parliament and with national parliaments.
From 1996 to 2009, Richard was an MEP, initially representing Merseyside West
and then, following the creation of regional constituencies, Yorkshire & Humber.
In 2012, Richard was voted by a panel of journalists, retired diplomats,
academics and think-tankers as the fourth most influential Briton in Europe.
Markus is a strategic consultant, senior executive & board-level advisor with expert knowledge in the spheres of securitization, credit rating agencies, investment banking, capital markets, conduct and - more generally – Risk (Credit, Market and Operational), with more than two decades experience in global financial markets.
He is a member of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Group of Risk Management Experts (UNECE GRM) and has been acting as Credit Rating expert advisor to the World Bank and previously the European Commission.
Jean Lambert (Member of the European Parliament, Green Party)
Jean Lambert is London’s Green Party Member of the European Parliament, a
position she has held since 1999.
Jean works on a range of social and environmental issues, to build a more just
and sustainable future. She is particularly interested in linking social and
environmental agendas, and for our economic future to address social and
employment needs, climate change and resource limits. In the European
Parliament, Jean sits on the Employment and Social Affairs Committee (EMPL),
where her work includes a focus on social inclusion, workers’ rights,
immigration and social security. Jean is also a member of the Civil Liberties,
Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE).
Mark Littlewood (Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs)
Mark Mark Littlewood is the Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs. Mark
was educated at Balliol College, Oxford where he read Philosophy, Politics and
Economics. Prior to joining the IEA Mark was the Campaigns Director for the
human rights group Liberty.
After leaving Liberty in 2004, Mark founded NO21D, the group which opposes
identity cards and the database state. In December 2004 he was appointed
Head of Media for the Liberal Democrats and then went on to found Progressive
Vision, a classical liberal think tank and was its Communications Director until
joining the IEA.