Who we are

CGE's and YCGE’s executive officers and patrons come from a broad spectrum, and include individuals from politics, business, and law. 

The Conservative Group for Europe has traditionally had strong support in the Conservative Parliamentary Party and we currently have more than 70 Parliamentary supporters.

President:
The Rt Hon. Kenneth Clarke CH QC MP

Vice Presidents:
John Bowis OBE
Lord Inglewood
Antoinette Sandbach MP

Chair:
The Rt Hon. Dominic Grieve QC MP

Deputy Chair:
Edward Bickham

Vice Chairs:
The Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP
Richard Harrington MP

Treasurer:
Mark Leverton

Member Secretary:
Liz Spencer

Secretary:
Colin Bramall

Young CGE Chair:
Ivan Botoucharov

Executive Committee:
Caroline Ash
Gerard Fox
Ivan Botoucharov
Tim Skeet
Peter Wilde
James Barty
Michael Cluff

Council Members:
Baroness Altman
Lord Deben
Lord Kirkhope
Andy Simpson
Ben Patterson
Ivan Botoucharov
Matthew Schlachter
Peter Dawson
Peter Moore
 

Patrons:
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
Ian Taylor MBE
Robert Walter

Young CGE:
Vice Chair:
Henrique Laitenberger

Academic Officer:
Dr Stewart Tolley

International Officer:
Izabella Lobinska CFA

Student Liaison Officer:
Lysander Bickham

Outreach Officer:
Emmanuel Janssens 

Nordic Liaison Officer:
Severi Paanila