Our people


The Rt Hon Sir David Lidington KCB CBE was the Member of Parliament for Aylesbury from 1992 until 2019.

Deputy Chair

Stephen Hammond is the current Member of Parliament for Wimbledon and was first elected in 2005.


The Rt Hon. The Lord Clarke of Nottingham CH QC, was the Member of Parliament for Rushcliffe from 1970 until 2019.  He has held several Ministerial offices in the Governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major.

Vice President

John served as a Member of the European Parliament for London from 1999 until stepping down in 2009. Before his election to the European Parliament, John was the MP for Battersea and a Minister in John Major's Government.

Membership Secretary

Peter has been actively involved nationally and locally in the Conservative Party since he was a student at the LSE, including working for a number of years at Conservative Central Office and serving as a Constituency chair.


Mark has been involved in Conservative Party and European politics since he was a student. As a long standing member, he became more active in CGE at the time of the 2016 EU Referendum.

Vice President

Lord (Richard) Inglewood is a non-affiliated Member of the House of Lords, a barrister and Chartered Surveyor, and has an MA in Land Economy from Trinity College Cambridge.

Vice Chair

In the first European Referendum Liz was national Chair of Students for a United Europe. She co-founded and ran the largest, independent, European public policy company with offices in 20 countries.


Colin was first involved in politics with the Yes Campaign in the 1975 referendum. He has been involved with the Conservative party since then.

Vice President

Dominic is a barrister and has been the MP for Beaconsfield since 1997. He was the Shadow Attorney General from 2003-09, Shadow Home Secretary from 2008-09 and Shadow Justice Secretary from 2009-10.


Ivan Botoucharov is a digital marketing expert who set up the new CGE website, including the sitemap, wireframes, user journeys, content, analytics, SEO and PPC.


Michael Cluff is a consultant with worldwide experience in marketing communications. He has had a long term belief in international co-operation going back to the 1975 referendum campaign.


Tim Skeet has been a long-standing pro-European member of the Conservative party. He works in the City specialising in debt markets, a job that has taken him around most of Europe and North America.


Martin is a management consultant working on strategy, growth, and pricing issues for Fortune 500 and private equity owned firms.


Kenny is a communications specialist and former national newspaper Editor. His company, Jazz Cat, has worked with clients ranging in size from Disney to small start-ups.