The Council

Ex Officio Councillors

The President
HRH The Princess Royal  

The Vice Presidents (3)
Sir Stuart Hampson FCGI
Professor Dame Julia Higgins DBE FRS FREng FCGI
David Young FCA HonFCGI

(T) Mr Peter McKee 
Joint Honorary Secretaries
(T) Allan Johnston HonFCGI 
(T) Richard Sermon MBE FCIS HonFCGI (Vice-Chairman 2013-2015)

The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of London
Alderman Alan Yarrow

The President of the Royal Society
Sir Paul Nurse PRS
The Chairman of Council of the Royal Society of Arts
Vikki Heywood CBE

The President of the Royal Academy of Engineering
Professor Dame Ann Dowling DBE FRS FREng

Appointed Councillors

The Corporation of London
Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli

Livery Companies of London (18)
Mercers Jacquie Wathen 
Grocers Daniel Stewart-Roberts
Drapers Steven Beharrell
Fishmongers Andrew Morgan
Goldsmiths Peter Taylor  
Skinners Lady Newall MBE (Penelope)
Merchant Taylors Vacant
Haberdashers Roddy Barrow
Salters Dr The Hon Alexander Todd
Clothworkers Geoffrey Gestetner
Pewterers Rev Stephen Haines
Tallow Chandlers Sir Christopher Pryke Bt
Saddlers Michael Laurie
Carpenters Michael Neal
Masons David Blake JP
Joiners and Ceilers Clive Turrell
Needlemakers Michael Lee
Gardeners Rodney Petty

Elected Councillors (28)

For the term ending at the Yearly Meeting 2016

  • (T) Sir John Armitt CBE FREng FCGI (Former Chairman,Olympic Delivery Authority) (Chairman 2012-2015)
  • Judith Hackitt CBE FCGI (Chair, Health & Safety Executive)
  • Professor Sir Deian Hopkin FCGI (President, National Library of Wales)
  •  Francis Sumner HonFCGI (former Partner, Norton Rose) 
  • Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE (MD, Asap Communications)
  • Simon Wethered (Consultant, Charles Russell Solicitors)
  • Dr David Wilbraham FCGI (Former Chairman, Hickson International plc)

For the term ending at the Yearly Meeting 2017

  • Eur Ing Simon Bartley FCGI (President, WorldSkills)
  • Jon Coles (Chief Executive, United Learning)
  •  Air Commodore Peter Drissell FCGI (Director, Aviation Security, Civil Aviation Authority)
  •  Professor Alison Halstead FCGI (Pro-Vice Chancellor for Learning, Teaching & Innovation, Aston University)
  • Jonny Parkes (Founding Partner, Versari)
  • Dr Maggie Semple OBE FCGI (CEO, The Experience Corps)
  • Geoff Stanton FCGI (Senior Research Fellow, Institute of  Education, University of London)

For the term ending at the Yearly Meeting 2018

  • Bryn Davies MBE (Former Principal, Ystrad Mynach College and Chair, City & Guilds’ Wales Advisory Committee)
  • Steve Gelder MBE (Managing Director, Gelder Group)
  • Professor Chris Hankin FCGI (Director, Institute for Security Science & Technology, Imperial College, London)
  • (T) Dr Ann Limb OBE DL FCGI (Chair, South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership)
  •  Marie-Therese McGivern (Principal and CEO, Belfast  Metropolitan College)
  • (T) Pat Stringfellow MBE HonFCGI (Managing Director, Human Resource Solutions)
  •  Nicky Taylor (Head of Training and Communications, Samworth Brothers)

For the term ending at the Yearly Meeting 2019

  • Neil Bates FCGI (CEO, Prospects Learning Foundation)
  • Dr Chitra Bharucha MBE FCGI
  • Ann Brown (HR Director, Nationwide)
  • Rear Admiral Amjad Hussain CB FCGI (Executive Director, Jacobs (UK)
  • Rhian Huws Williams FCGI (Chief Executive, Care Council for Wales)
  • Jez Langhorn (Senior Vice-President, Chief People Officer, McDonalds UK)
  • (T) Peter McKee (Former President, TRL Technology)
    (Treasurer 2014-2015)

Co-opted Councillors (15)

  • William Akerman (MD, MyKindaCrowd)
  • Ian Billyard (Principal, Leeds College of Building)
  • (T) Donald Clark (CEO, Plan B Learning)
  • Andrew Counsell, Principal, Duchy College) 
  • Dr Christine Fitton (Chair, City & Guilds’ Scottish Advisory  Committee)
  • (T) David Illingworth (Past President, ICAEW)
  • Pam Liversidge OBE DL FCGI (MD, Quest Investments Ltd)
  • Lord Lucas of Crudwell and Dingwall
  • Toni Pearce (President, National Union of Students)
  • Stewart Segal (Chief Executive Officer, Association of Employment and Learning Providers
  • Iain Smith (Operations Director, Network for Skills)
  • (T) Andy Smyth (Accredited Programmes Manager, TUI Travel, UK & Ireland)
  • (T) Dr Tim Strickland (CEO, FE Sussex) 
  • Dawn Ward CBE FCGI (Chief Executive and Principal, Burton and South Derbyshire College)
  • Tom Wilson (Director, unionlearn)

(T) = also serves on Trustee Board