Basil Demeroutis - Chair
Basil is Founder and Managing Partner of FORE Partnership, a real estate investment firm. Previously a partner at Capricorn Investment Group, a significant single-family office focused on driving investment returns through a values-based, impact-oriented approach.
Michelle Dorion - Vice Chair
A former banker, Michelle oversees a family office with interests in renewable energy, finance, insurance and real estate. A former member of the Board of Directors of Bacardi Ltd, Michelle is one of the Institute of Imagination’s co-Founders.
Lady Ashley Shaw-Scott Adjaye
Lady Ashley Shaw Scott Adjaye has focused her personal, professional and academic pursuits on global girls’ and women’s empowerment. Combining the learnings from her BA, MBA, and MSc, she currently leads the research team within Adjaye Associates. Ashley has held and currently holds a variety of non-executive roles including Trusteeships focused either on women or youth.
Kate is Founder and Managing Director of Sapphire Partners, a pioneering executive search consultancy. She has previously held senior international positions at JP Morgan, McKinsey and Morgan Stanley.
Dr Lynne Guyton
Lynne is the Chief Executive of John Lyon’s Charity, promoting the life-chances of children and young people through education. Lynne holds a Doctorate in Economics from Cambridge University and had a career in banking until 2012, including senior positions in RBS Investment Bank, Barclays Capital and Accenture. Prior to joining JLC, Lynne was Co-Chief Executive of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Foundation.
Bethany is an entrepreneur working at the intersection of design and digital technologies. She is the Founder and Chief Executive of Tech Will Save Us, a company with a mission to give 4-12 year old children experiences building with technology that are fun and develop learning advantages.
Charlie worked in banking and investment management at JPMorgan, Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs and was CEO at two boutique firms. He is now a non-executive director and on advisory boards of various investment related businesses. Charlie is currently a Trustee of the Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund and is a former Trustee of Bloodwise.
Mary is a former Partner at Deloitte LLP, where she was Head of Charities. She is former Chair of the London Development Agency and now holds a number of non-Executive Director positions including Travelzoo Inc, Ferrexpo PLC and the Department of Transport.
Diana is one of the Institute of Imagination’s co-Founders. Professionally, she has been dedicated to innovation in childcare and family support, providing consultancy for organisations such as Work/Family Directions in Boston.
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