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Laurie Magnus

Sir Laurie Magnus, Chairman

Sir Laurie became a trustee of Windsor Leadership in 2006 and Chairman in 2015. Having worked in investment banking for 35 years, he is now a senior adviser at Evercore (following its acquisition of Lexicon Partners, where he was Chairman). He has been Chairman of Historic England since 2013, is Chairman of Pantheon International plc and JP Morgan Income & Capital Trust plc. He is a Non Executive Director of Aggregated Micro Power Holdings plc and Fidelity Japanese Values plc. He is a trustee of English Heritage Trust and Allchurches Trust and was formerly Deputy Chairman of the National Trust.

Nigel Benwell

Nigel Benwell

Nigel became a Trustee of Windsor Leadership in 2018. He worked in Financial Services for over 30 years, his last role being the Head of Leadership Development & Talent Management for the Lloyds Banking Group. Some 11 years ago he became a consultant providing executive coaching, talent management and leadership development services to organisations and high potential individuals. Nigel’s commercial clients span the retail, financial services and shipping sectors and additionally he consults to various public and not for profit organisations. He is an alumni of the School of Coaching and an Associate of the London Institute of Banking & Finance. He regularly chairs programmes for Windsor Leadership as well as Chairing Windsor’s Chairs and Facilitators Executive group.

Ruth Cairnie

Ruth Cairnie

Ruth joined Windsor Leadership as a trustee in September 2017. She was an executive at Royal Dutch Shell, with her 37 year career spanning Research, B2B businesses, Strategy, Supply Chain and M&A. Her penultimate executive role was managing Shell’s global Commercial Fuels business, after which she became EVP for Strategy and Planning with responsibility for the development of global Group strategy. Ruth is currently a Non-Executive Director at Rolls-Royce Holdings and Associated British Foods plc. She sits on the Finance Committee of Cambridge University and the Advisory Board of the Rotterdam School of Management, and chairs the POWERful Women initiative supporting the advancement of women into senior roles in the Energy sector. Ruth has a BSc Joint Honours in Mathematics & Physics from Bristol University and a Masters in Advanced Studies from Cambridge University.

Fiona Dawe

FIONA DAWE CBE

Fiona Dawe is a Time To Think Consultant, teaching “The Thinking Environment” working across sectors with a wide variety of organisations. She is an experienced coach, facilitator and organisational leader with a distinguished 30-year career in the voluntary sector. For 11 years until 2011, she was Chief Executive of YouthNet, the UK’s first not-for-profit dotcom - now The Mix and Do-it.org.

Fiona was awarded the CBE for services to volunteering in the New Year Honours List 2012 and the OBE for services to the voluntary sector in 2003. She was winner of the Charity Times 'Outstanding Individual Achievement Award 2010'. Fiona is also currently a Trustee of MAC-UK and Chairs the School for CEO’s Foundation.

Mark Hews

Mark Hews

Mark joined Windsor Leadership as a Trustee in November 2017. Having worked as a consultant and actuary in financial services for 27 years at Deloitte, Aviva and HSBC, Mark is now the Group CEO for the charitably owned Ecclesiastical Insurance Group. In 2016, he successfully led the organisation to exceed an ambitious target of giving £50m to good causes and Mark is now driving the organisation to meet a fresh new target of raising a further £100m for charity by 2020. Mark is also Chairman of Edentree Investment Management, SEIB and Lycetts and a Non-Executive Director for Spanish-based MAPFRE RE. He is an alumnus of Windsor Leadership and has enjoyed executive development at Cranfield, London Business School, INSEAD and Harvard.

Tracy Long

DR TRACY LONG CBE

Tracy became a Trustee of Windsor Leadership in 2016. She is the Founder of Boardroom Review Limited, which was established in 2004 to give independent advice on the effectiveness of the board and its Committees. Tracy has conducted over 170 evaluations across PLC, mutual, privately owned and public sector organisations in the UK, US and Europe. She is an Advisory Director of Carnegie Hall, and a Governor of Marlborough College.

Vijaya Nath

VIJAYA NATH

Vijaya is founder of Contemplative Spaces and Programme Director with Advance HE, she became a Trustee of Windsor Leadership in 2017. Formerly Director of Leadership Development at the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (now Advance HE) and think tank The King’s Fund, she brings over 26 years’ experience of developing senior leaders in the private and not-for-profit sector. Vijaya has significant expertise in designing innovative leadership programmes and senior organisational development consultancy and is an accredited executive coach with considerable experience of supporting individuals and executive teams in the UK & internationally. She is visiting professor at Milan's SDA Bocconi School of Management and is a Windsor Leadership facilitator and chair. Vijaya has designed and led a number of international study tours and experiential leadership development interventions and has influenced thought leadership in Medical Engagement, Quality Improvement in Health, Equality and Diversity, and the importance of advancing Women in Leadership across sectors.

Sue Owen

DAME SUE OWEN, DCB

Sue became a Trustee of Windsor Leadership in 2016. She is Permanent Secretary at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and is the Civil Service Diversity Champion. After working as an academic economist, Sue moved to HM Treasury, then No 10, before moving to Washington DC as the Economic Counsellor at the British Embassy. Returning to HM Treasury, Sue was the UK deputy on the EU Economic and Finance Committee. In 2006 she became Director General of corporate performance at the Department of International Development, and in 2009 Director General for Strategy at the Department of Work and Pensions before being promoted to Permanent Secretary at DCMS in 2013. Sue is the straight ally champion of the Civil Service LGB & TI community.

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