CROWN AGENTS FOUNDATION COUNCIL MEMBERS
HRH the Duke of Gloucester, KG, GCVO, President
Francis Sumner, Vice President
Francis was a non-executive director and deputy chairman of Crown Agents Ltd until 2011 and is currently chairman of the trustees of the Crown Agents Superannuation Scheme. He was for many years a partner in the leading city and international law firm, Norton Rose Fulbright. He has also held senior non-executive director roles in corporations involved in fund management and academic and vocational qualifications.
Marie became Chair of Crown Agents Ltd
in July 2015, having joined the board in January 2013. She has had a broad and varied career, having qualified as a lawyer she has worked on many human rights issues and as a director of a Pearson company. Most recently, she has served as Chief Executive Officer of the child-centred development agency, Plan UK. She has been a chair and trustee of a variety of local, national and international organisations including the Disasters Emergency Committee, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency Equality and Diversity Forum, Grow Up Free From Poverty Coalition and Amnesty International.
Paul is chairman of Crown Agents Bank and CAIM.
Jenny was previously a non-executive director of Crown Agents Ltd. She is currently a consultant to several large NGOs. She is the chair of Fair Trade Advocacy Office in Brussels, a non-executive director of Traidcraft plc, a trustee of Traidcraft Exchange and vice president of Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. She has held several leadership roles in international development NGOs; she spent 21 years at Christian Aid, where she was international director and deputy director.
Bea is currently a consultant on mental health programmes at NHS North West London. Her background is in international development and marketing. Previous roles include Head of International Network Development at Charities Aid Foundation; Head of Company Services, Charities Aid Foundation; Head of Fundraising at Mildmay HIV/AIDS Care; Account Manager at Burnett Associates.
Sir Paul Judge
Sir Paul is an Alderman of the City of London and was Sheriff in 2013-14. He is President of the Association of MBAs, Chairman of the British-Serbian Chamber of Commerce and a Special Adviser at Chatham House. He is a Director of the United Kingdom Accreditation Service, Abraaj Capital in Dubai, and Tempur Sealy International Inc of Kentucky. He was President of the Chartered Management Institute and of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Chairman of the Royal Society of Arts and of Teachers TV, a Member of the Higher Education Funding Council for England and the key benefactor of the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge.
Dr Mohan Kaul
Mohan Kaul has been a member of the Council of The Crown Agents Foundation since 2010. He is a member of the Advisory Council of British Expertise and Chairman of Chennai based micro Finance Commonwealth Inclusive growth services. He is also member of board of Directors of Ahmedabad University and member of advisory board of the journal of entrepreneurship in India. He was formerly the Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Business Council and has been a member of the Presidential Advisory Councils of Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia and similar councils in other countries.
He has a PhD in Management Science from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. He is a Chartered Fellow of UK Chartered Institute of Personnel Development. He was also President of the International Association of Schools and Institutions of Administration.
Caroline is the executive director of BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international charity that engages in media development and using communication for development purposes. She has held various director-level roles at Oxfam and managed their humanitarian response in Darfur at the height of the crisis there. Previously, she led the World University Service. She has extensive experience in institutional fundraising, media and advocacy, and has presented to then UN Secretary General Kofi Annan on Darfur.
Mary Reilly FCA
Mary is a non-executive director of Crown Agents Ltd and chairs the group audit and risk committee.
Keith White CBE
Keith joined Crown Agents in 1971 and specialised in international trade law and practice. He was Chief Executive from 2005 to 2011 and previously Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary. He is a chartered fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, a fellow of the Royal Society for Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, and a fellow of the Institution of Royal Engineers. His appointments include: President of HF Holidays Ltd, Commanding Officer, Engineer & Logistic Staff Corps RE(V) and Chairman, ES-KO (UK) Ltd.