Who We Are

CGE and YCGE’s executive officers and patrons come from a broad spectrum, and include individuals from politics, business, and law. Names in blue can be clicked on for a biography.

President:
The Rt Hon. Kenneth Clarke QC, MP

Vice Presidents:
The Rt Hon. Lord Inglewood DL
Robert Buckland QC, MP
John Bowis OBE

Chair:
Neil Carmichael MP

Deputy Chair:
The Rt Hon. Sir Nicholas Soames MP

Vice Chairs:
David Melding AM
Edward Bickham

Treasurer:
Mark Leverton

Hon Secretary:
Sarah Chilman

Membership Secretary:
Liz Spencer

Council:
Lord Balfe
Edward Bickham
Peter Dawson
Michael Dunlop
Sally Elliot
Claude Kauffmann
Henrique Laitenberger
Robert Moreland
Graham Norton
Alexander O’Brien
Tom Spencer
Margaret Stockham Turner
Cllr David Webb
James Willby
Dr Emlyn Williams
Nick Wood-Dow

YCGE Chair:
Alexander O’Brien

YCGE Vice Chairs:
James Willby
Henrique Laitenberger

Patrons:
Rt Hon Lord Carrington KG CH KCMG MC
Rt Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben
Rt Hon Lord Heseltine of Thenford CH
Rt Hon Lord Hunt of Wirral MBE
Rt Hon Lord Hurd of Westwell CH CBE
Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate
Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH PC ACIB
Rt Hon Lord Patten of Barnes CH
Lord Plumb of Coleshill DL
Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP
Tom Spencer
Ian Taylor MBE
Robert Walter