Peter Mandelson - Former UK first secretary of state, business secretary and EU Trade commissioner.
Roger Liddle - UK Labour member of the House of Lords and a pro-chancellor of the University of Lancaster.
From 2009-2010, Roger chaired the government’s New Industry, New Jobs advisory panel in the Department of Business Innovation and Skills. From 2007 to 2010 he also chaired Cumbria Vision, the sub-regional economic development partnership in his home County.
He was for seven years from 1997 special adviser on European affairs to the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair. From 2004-2007 he served in the European Commission, first in the Cabinet of the EU Trade Commissioner and then as economic adviser to the European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso. In 2013 he was elected as a member of Cumbria County Council.
Roger has written extensively on European and British affairs, including The Blair Revolution (with Peter Mandelson, 1996), Global Europe, Social Europe (with Anthony Giddens and Patrick Diamond, 2006) and Beyond New Labour (with Patrick Diamond, 2009), and most recently The Europe Dilemma: the Drama of EU Integration (2014), as well as several other Fabian Society and Policy Network pamphlets.
He also co-authored two papers for the President of the Commission’s thinktank, the Bureau of European Policy Advisers, on “Europe’s Social Reality” (February 2007) and the “Single Market: Yesterday and Tomorrow” (July 2006), and since then has contributed to various edited collections on the Single Market, the social challenges facing Europe, the case for a social investment strategy and Britain’s European policy.
Patrick Diamond - Former Head of Policy Planning in 10 Downing Street and Senior
Policy Adviser to the UK Prime Minister.
He is lecturer in Public Policy at Queen Mary, University of London, Gwilym Gibbon fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, and a visiting fellow in the Department of Politics at the University of Oxford.
Patrick has spent ten years as a special adviser in various roles at the heart of British government, including 10 Downing Street, the Cabinet Office, the Northern Ireland Office, and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) where he served as Group Director of Strategy.
His recent publications include: Can Labour Win? The Hard Road to Power (with Giles Radice, 2015);The Predistribution Agenda: Tackling Inequality and Supporting Sustainable Growth (with Claudia Chwalisz, 2015); Governing Britain: Power, Politics and the Prime Minister (2013); Progressive Politics After the Crash (with Olaf Cramme & Michael McTernan, 2012); Beyond New Labour (with Roger Liddle, 2009); Social Justice in the Global Age (with Olaf Cramme, 2009); After the Third Way (with Olaf Cramme, 2012); and Global Europe, Social Europe (with Anthony Giddens, 2006).
Andrew Adonis - UK Labour member of the House of Lords. Former
head of the Number 10 Policy Unit and former Minister of State for
Education and former Secretary of State for Transport.
Stephen Beer - Senior fund manager, central finance board of the Methodist Church.
Matt Browne - Fellow at the Centre for American Progress. Previously, director of public affairs in APCO Worldwide’s London office.
Andrew Gamble - Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield and emeritus professor of Politics at the University of Cambridge. His most recent book is Crisis Without End? The Unravelling of Western Prosperity.
Susan Hitch - Manager of Lord Sainsbury of Turville's pro bono
programme and a governor of the Institute for Government and a board
member of Centre for Cities, Progress and the Centre for European
Stephen Hockman QC - Joint head of chambers at 6 Pump
Court. He specialises in regulatory law and was chairman of the bar in
2006. He is chair of the Society of Labour Lawyers.
Jürgen Krönig - Broadcaster and author, commentator for the German weekly Die Zeit and various other publications in Germany, Switzerland and Britain.
Giles Radice - UK Labour member of the House of Lords. Formerly
Labour member of parliament for Durham North from 1972 until
his retirement in 2001.
Helen Wallace - Leading expert and author on the politics of European integration and has held posts at the London School of Economics, the European University Institute, the University of Sussex and at Chatham House.