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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.

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.

Stephen Dalton


Sir Stephen is a triple alumnus and became a Trustee of Windsor Leadership in 2014. He was appointed by Her Majesty the Queen as Lieutenant Governor of Jersey in 2017, following a highly distinguished 40 year career in the Royal Air Force. After 4 years in the role, in 2013 Stephen stood down as Chief of the Air Staff, the professional head of the RAF.  Prior to this, he was the Strategic Personnel (HR) Director for the RAF and prior to that he held a number of senior leadership posts in MOD and on the Air Force Board. Stephen was awarded a Queen's Commendation in 1986 and appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (GCB) in 2012. 

Fiona Dawe


Fiona is a Time To Think Consultant, teaching “The Thinking Environment”, and working as an independent coach and facilitator. She is also currently a Trustee of the First Utility Foundation, Chair of the School For CEO’s Foundation, a coach and mentor to Clore Social Leadership Programme Fellows and an advisor to the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Until April 2011, Fiona was Chief Executive of YouthNet, the UK’s first not-for-profit 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.

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.

Andrew Kakabadse


Andrew is an Academic Fellow and became a Trustee of Windsor Leadership in 2014. He is Professor of Governance and Leadership at Henley Business School.  Following 30 years at Cranfield University School of Management, Andrew stepped down in 2012 as Professor of International Management Development and was awarded Emeritus Professor. Andrew has consulted in the UK, Europe, USA, Far East, Russia, Georgia, the Gulf States, India and Australia. He was Vice Chancellor of the International Academy of Management and Chairman of the Division of Occupational Psychology, British Psychological Society, 2001. He is working with several corporations on a major world study of boardroom effectiveness and governance practice. 

Tracy Long


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 became a Trustee of Windsor Leadership and Chair of the Chairs and Facilitators Executive (CAFE) in 2017. As Director of Leadership Development at the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, 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 in the UK & internationally. She is visiting professor at Milan's SDA Bocconi School of Management and is a Windsor Leadership facilitator and chair. Formerly at The King's Fund, Vijaya led a number of international study tours and has influenced thought leadership in Medical Engagement, Quality Improvement in Health, Equality and Diversity, and the importance of advancing Women in Leadership.

Sue Owen


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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