Ajaz Ahmed, MBE
Ajaz serves as a trustee of Virgin Unite and Mental Health Innovations and is on the Advisory Board of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust. He previously served as a trustee of The Design Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Arts and the Prince’s Trust. In June 2018, Ajaz was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for Services to Media. He founded the design and communications company AKQA at 21 years old and today AKQA has 2,100 employees across 23 studios in 16 countries.
James is the Executive Partner of the law firm, Mishcon de Reya LLP and heads its Private Department. He looks after the interests of families and entrepreneurs especially when they are involved in complex disputes. Recently he acted for Gina Miller in her challenge to the Government over the triggering of Article 50. Former Chair and current trustee of World Jewish Relief (the Jewish community's international development charity).
Penny is Head of Private Clients at Sanlam Private Office with over 20 years of experience working with private clients, family offices, charities, professional intermediaries and financial advisers. Penny began her career at Friends Provident before joining Coutts. Penny then worked for ten years at Fleming Family and Partners as a Client Director for family. Before joining Sanlam, Penny was Head of Private Client at Close Brothers.
Charles is Charities Director at Quilter Cheviot with thirty years’ investment experience working for leading financial institutions including Newton Investment Management. He was responsible for founding the Charities Property Fund with Savills in 2000. Charles established the first educational programme designed specifically to assist charity trustees in partnership with Farrers and Haysmacintyre.
Lord Popat is a Conservative Peer and Party Whip (appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Uganda and Rwanda in January 2016). He Co-Chairs the Rwanda APPG and is Vice Chair of the Commonwealth APPG. Born in Uganda, he first came to the UK as a refugee in 1971. He trained as an accountant and then set up his own business with a successful 30-year career in the private sector. He is committed to promoting the Commonwealth, SMEs, increasing Britain’s exports and trade with India and Africa.
Tracey is Founder and Managing Director of Reddings Wealth Management Ltd. Prior to this she held roles spanning the UK and International markets as a Managing Director with Julius Baer International and J.P. Morgan Private Bank, among others. Tracey has developed a strong track record and reputation for delivering innovation. She was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, is an MBA-holder, Chartered Director and Associate of CISI and is also a Trustee of The House of Illustration.
Michael spent 37 years in Investment Banking in London and the United States. Former Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at J. P. Morgan until November 2016. Prior to this, Michael was a Managing Director at Salomon Brothers and Head of Fixed Income Trading at an Australian bank. He is involved with several charities with a strong interest in child survival, music and education. Michael is a Vice President of Save the Children UK and Deputy Chairman of the Handel House Trust.
Joanne joined J.P. Morgan Private Bank in 2001, after completing an internship at the Investment Bank the previous summer. Since then, Joanne has worked on the UK Banker team covering UK based UHNW clients, the Fixed Income and Equities teams for Derivative Sales and founded the Cross Asset Derivatives Structuring Team in EMEA in 2010. In 2011, Joanne took over the global lead and now manages teams worldwide covering the counterparty relationships and product development.