Geoffrey is Founder and Secretary Emeritus of the G30, the leading global economic and monetary affairs consultative group. During his long career, he has advised a number of central banks and national treasury departments in his capacity as President of Geoffrey Bell and Company, New York.
Geoffrey has been involved with Cityforum for many years and chaired a series of annual Cityforum Global Central Banking Conferences over a 14 year period. His profound knowledge and experience of international finance and economics has made him invaluable to Cityforum in our ongoing work in areas such as financial services regulation, financial and economic crime, international finance and economic resilience.
Paul is a Consultant and Clinical and Forensics Psychologist who has worked with Cityforum on a range of policing, defence, and security project both in London and in the Middle East. He holds a visiting chair at Birmingham City University. Paul’s authority and knowledge enables Cityforum to widen the scope and understanding of our work in the fields of forensics, policing and homeland security.
Martin is a Director of IDG Group, the international people and asset protection business. Prior to this he was an officer in the Brigade of Ghurkhas and now chairs the Board of Trustees of the Ghurka Museum. He is a former chairman of IDOX plc and former Managing Director of Business Information at the Financial Times. Martin brings to Cityforum a high level of understanding of areas relating to IT services which are fundamental to all sectors in which Cityforum works. His in-depth comprehension of the importance of IT to communication, efficiency, resilience, effectiveness and productivity throughout the public sector is a significant component of our forums and advisory activity.
Mary has had a long career in UK government in a range of senior positions across law enforcement, national security and counter terrorism. These included: Regional Director for the Independent Police Complaints Commission, overseeing investigations into complaints and allegations of misconduct across police forces in the north of England; Deputy Director, Knowledge at the Serious Organised Crime Agency responsible for assessment and analysis of serious crime threats; Director of National Security in the Home Office supporting the Home Secretary in oversight of MI5 and in the exercise of executive powers relating to national security. Most recently, she was Director General for Crime, Policing and Fire in the Home Office.
Mary acts as an adviser to McKinsey and is a non-executive director of the National Crime Agency. Her work with Cityforum focuses on the top-level strategy, policy, and implementation problems facing governmental organisations.
Jack is an Infantryman who, in the course of a distinguished career, commanded RMA Sandhurst and NATO Armed Forces North as a 4* General. He has recently been with 3 Division on exercise in North America. Jack has provided invaluable defence insight to Cityforum over the last twelve years and continues to be one of our most valued colleagues and an expert source of knowledge in this field. Jack has chaired a number of Cityforum’s round tables and has played an integral role in the 2018 and 2019 Maximising Intelligent Defence series of round tables and conclaves, developed in association with MOD.
Christina is an expert on the understanding of democratic networks and the processes which underpin them. She was Adviser to the Rt Hon Dominic Grieve MP during his time as Attorney General and subsequently worked closely with him on community cohesion, as well as acting as Adviser to the Citizens UK Commission on Islamic Communities. Christina is a regular contributor at Cityforum events and lends her wealth of knowledge and experience to our advisory work on policing and criminal justice, often working alongside us as a moderator in particularly challenging situations.
Ian is Emeritus Professor of Energy Conversion at Newcastle University. He has served as Science Adviser to The World Energy Council and has been Special Adviser to several Parliamentary Select Committees, Energy Adviser to the EU and European Parliament and has advised a number of foreign governments on energy policy. His comprehensive understanding of energy matters makes him an invaluable contributor to Cityforum thinking and programmes and he has contributed particularly well on energy security and resilience. He has extensive knowledge of every energy sector and particular authority on the nuclear future, as well as on the history of this area of energy in the United Kingdom.
David is an accountant who trained at PwC and served in the National Audit Office at a senior level for many years where he had particular experience of PFI, cross-government projects, and Government / City relationships. He chaired the National Youth Agency and he is currently Adviser to the Cambridge and Peterborough CCG (NHS) on finance and performance. David brings his financial and governmental expertise to Cityforum’s advisory work and round tables on financial and economic crime, international finance and economic resilience and on effective delivery of public services.
Guy is a communications specialist working particularly with business leaders, private clients and Cabinet level politicians. He is valued by clients as an expert in crisis situations, strategic online communications and media handling. During his time as an Associate of Cityforum, Guy has lent his adaptable and insightful skills to helping us address a variety of difficult issues affecting public sector organisations that have asked for help in mapping out solutions.
Nick is a consultant operating in the police technology and training sector, advising organisations both large and small on how to thrive and succeed in what can be a complex and difficult market. His background is in policing where he worked in several police forces and organisations at all ranks for almost three decades. Nick was the last Chief Executive of the National Policing Improvement Agency and works with Cityforum on devising ways to improve the interoperability of police systems. He also recently chaired our Police Technology round table and will be integrally involved in the 2019/20 Cityforum policing programme.
Stephen Hawker is a former senior member of the UK intelligence and security community. Since 2006 he has worked as an independent consultant providing insight to government and the commercial sector in the UK and overseas on national security and intelligence issues. He has also served as a member of the Advisory Board of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. He is a member of the Security Vetting Appeals Panel (SVAP) and the Advisory Council on National Records and Archives (ACNRA).
Stephen has undertaken significant assignments at Board level in the public and private sectors including Capability Reviews of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), benchmarking reviews of overseas security and intelligence services and other capacity building and training in Africa and the Middle East.
In 2011 he undertook an independent international review of security clearance arrangements for the government of New Zealand.
Stephen has been a Non-Executive Director of FCO Services, Chairman of Critical-Link Ltd and an independent member of the FCO Consular Management Board. He was specialist adviser to the House of Lords sub-committee reviewing the EU’s Internal Security Strategy in 2011 and one of the ‘Critical Friends’ advising the Home Office on security arrangements for the 2012 London Olympics.
Stephen serves as Senior Associate of Cityforum and offers guidance across a wide range of its activities.
Lisa Kaess is one of two Cityforum Strategic Advisers in North America and facilitates our work on security, defence, and banking.
Lisa Kaess is an economist and creator of Feminomics®, focusing on practical and policy issues relating to money, economic and financial themes for women. Lisa makes money basics and broader financial topics welcoming and accessible with dozens of videos, newsletters, articles and op-ed pieces. She also offers individual advisory services.
Lisa has worked as a consultant in international finance for more than 20 years at Geoffrey Bell & Company and her own firm, ATRIUM advisors. Lisa counselled sovereign nations on their international bond issues, analysed macroeconomics, foreign exchange and interest rate trends in addition to regulatory developments. She also organized symposiums on global finance in nearly two dozen countries and guided clients regarding their institutional relationships. Clients have included think tanks and industry associations, asset managers, multinational corporations, foreign governments and international credit rating agencies.
Lisa is a public speaker and has published op-ed articles in significant publications including USA Today, Christian Science Monitor and International Herald Tribune/NY Times.
William is the Senior Economics Commentator for the Observer and was previously with the Financial Times, Daily Mail and News Chronicle. He also worked in the Economics Intelligence Department at the Bank of England and is now a visiting Professor of Economic History at the Strand Group, King’s College, London. Since 1998, he has been a Governor of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR).
William is Author of books including ‘Mrs Thatcher’s Economics Experiment’, ‘The Spectre of Capitalism’, ‘“Saving the World”? Gordon Brown Reconsidered (2012)’, ‘Mr Lawson’s Gamble’ and ‘Mr Osborne’s Economic Experiment’.
He worked at the FT at the same time as the Chairman of Cityforum and has remarkable and close experience of UK economic policy, including the nine crises that form the title of his latest book. He is a perceptive guide to Cityforum on national and global economic issues and their impact on the military, police, health and other vital sectors.
Niel is a Companion of the Order of the Bath and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Niel’s career began as an apprentice radio technician and culminated in him being appointed in 2011 as the Director General for Technology at GCHQ, the UK’s intelligence, cyber and security agency – the most senior cyber technologist position in government.
At the heart of British intelligence, he was responsible for science and technology, from blue-sky research and innovation through to system development, operational support and management. He was at the forefront of GCHQ’s success in developing and deploying operational data analysis technologies to the frontline of the intelligence and cyber security missions. Niel retired from government service at the end of 2018 and is now pursuing his second career in the private sector.
Cityforum has a vigorous programme on cyber security and resilience and Niel brings his massive authority on its science and technology dimensions to our forum programme and our advisory work.
Co-founder and Chairman of LeaderShape Limited, John is a coach, mentor, and facilitator of individuals, teams and peer groups with experience of working in many countries. He is a recognised authority on Transpersonal leadership and co-author of ‘Leading Beyond the Ego – How to Become a Transpersonal Leader’. John works alongside Cityforum on areas relating to the development of leadership in public sector organisations, notably in criminal justice.
Frank Kramer is a Distinguished Fellow and Board Member of the Atlantic Council.
Frank has been a senior political appointee in two administrations, including as Assistant Secretary of Defence for International Security Affairs where he was in charge of the formulation and implementation of international defence and political-military policy, with worldwide responsibilities including NATO, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Frank has written extensively, including recently and as co-author, on cyber, hybrid warfare, NATO and innovation.
Frank is advising Cityforum on matters relating to defence policy and, in particular, on US/UK relations. Cityforum consults him on significant international cyber security and resilience issues that feature on our agendas.
Sir Craig’s long police career culminated in a six-year tenure as Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, from which he retired in 2018. His police career began in 1984 with Wiltshire Constabulary, from where he moved to Gloucestershire Constabulary as Assistant and subsequently Deputy Chief Constable and then on to Cumbria. As Chief Constable of Cumbria Police, he worked closely with the Civil Nuclear Constabulary and Sellafield Ltd. He joined the Civil Nuclear Police Authority board as an independent member in 2019 and also serves on the board of the British Transport Police. Sir Craig has just joined Cityforum as an Associate and will be advising on policing and national security questions. His civil contingencies and resilience experience will be significant as our work in this area increases.
Karyn leads the Community Justice Scotland team and has overall responsibility for raising awareness of the value that community justice brings to individuals and communities.
Karyn trained as a nurse, and then in psychology. She spent 21 years working with the police and helped establish the Violence Reduction Unit in 2003 with a Public Health approach to preventing violence. She is a member of the WHO Violence Prevention Alliance and also helped set up the Medics Against Violence charity in Scotland, which speak to school children about violence reduction, injury and keeping safe.
She has also previously developed a plan to tackle violence for the Metropolitan Police and has published work on Armed Robbery teams, Alcohol and Violence Interventions in a clinical setting and Violence Reduction. In addition, Karyn is a Non-Executive Director at Scottish Professional Football League and a board member of Simon Community Scotland and the Centre for Justice Innovation.
Madeleine Moon was elected as the MP for Bridgend in 2005. Prior to entering the Commons Madeleine worked in Heath and Social Care in Child and Adult Protection and Inspection of care settings.
In 2010 she joined the Defence Select Committee (HCDC) of the House of Commons and the delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NPA).
She was instrumental in raising a number of inquiries while on the HCDC looking at Remotely Piloted Air Systems and the attack in Camp Bastion by the Taliban which led to a number of US military deaths, and Beyond Endurance examining military deaths in training, exercise and selection events. Madeleine raised a number of issues through the HCDC and in Commons debates including the illegal punishment and discharge of military personnel who had received police cautions and the failure of systems dealing with sexual assaults and rapes.
At the NPA Madeleine was rapporteur on reports examining NATO Space capability and Maritime weakness. She was elected President of the NPA in November 2018 and served until December 2019 when she lost her seat in the general election.
Madeleine was Chair of the RAF Armed Forces Group and co-chair of the RAFA for the Commons with Lord Stirrup who chaired for the House of Lords. Madeleine also Chaired the All Part Group for Reserves and Cadets.
Outside of her defence interests Madeleine worked on a number of health related issues including MND, Parkinson’s, Kidney Disease and Suicide and Self Harm.
Madeleine’s husband Steve, an Ecologist, died in 2015. They have a son, daughter in law and grandchild.
Vivienne Nathanson is a former Director of Professional Activities of the British Medical Association. She is currently Principal Adviser on Public Health to the World Medical Association as well as Chair of the Ethics Committee at RCOG. Vivienne brings her knowledge of the significance and impact of public health issues, both at home and abroad, to the work Cityforum carries out in areas of health and social care, as well as in criminal justice and security. She has been invaluable in Cityforum’s work on data and privacy.
Stephen started his police career in 1982 in Thames Valley Police before moving to the Royal Hong Kong Police as an inspector, where he led teams in CID and ‘vice’, tackling the unlawful sex trade and drugs supply. He then spent 13 years in the Metropolitan Police Service leaving the force at the rank of Commander. He went on to serve as Assistant and then Deputy Chief Constable in Avon and Somerset Constabulary. Before his appointment as HMI, Stephen was the Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall Police between 2007 and 2012. In 2008, Stephen was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal.
Stephen works closely with Cityforum, lending his experience and knowledge to the formulation of our policing agendas, as well as assisting with advisory work commissioned by various police forces across the UK.
David has had a distinguished career in finance, including the managing directorship of a merchant bank. After leaving Oxford University, David worked in the City for a variety of institutions prior to becoming a plural Chairman, NED and Trustee some twenty years ago. He is currently Chairman of several publishing and finance companies including Quercus Publishing, Illustrated London News and Spark Ventures. He is former Treasurer of King’s College London.
As a thinker, commentator, and frequent contrarian, David guides Cityforum positioning on significant economic and commercial questions and contributes to its advisory work.
Bishop Peter has been a priest in the Church for nearly 50 years. He has spent time in parishes and in education before becoming Bishop of Worcester and also Bishop to the Prisons.
During his years in the House of Lords, he was much involved in criminal justice and, after retirement, became President of the National Council for Independent Monitoring Boards.
He supports Cityforum as a Senior Associate on the ethical dimension of its work on policing, security and defence. He is particularly active on the data, privacy, and civil liberties agenda that features heavily on the Cityforum programme. He participates in Cityforum advisory work for organisations with particular problems relating to confidence, trust and accountability.
Noel Sharkey is Emeritus Professor of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, University of Sheffield and Chair of the NGO International Committee for Robot Arms Control. He has been a psychologist, artificial intelligence researcher, computer scientist, cognitive scientist, roboticist. He was well known for early work in neural computing and evolutionary methods before turning to robot ethics. He has held numerous research and teaching positions in the UK (Sheffield, Exeter, Essex) as well as the US (Yale, Stanford). Noel is best known to the public from his work on popular BBC series such as Robot Wars. He has nearly 2000 TV, Radio and print interviews and appearances under his belt.
After 25 years of service in the police, David served as Chief Constable of West Mercia between 2011 and 2016. Thereafter, he has advised the Home Office and various police governance bodies on some of the more intractable problems that they face. Among these is the confused and worrying area of forensics in criminal justice, which is one of the important current priorities for Cityforum in its work in the policing and criminal justice sector.
Mike Steinmetz is the Senior Adviser to Cityforum in North America and has worked with us on our projects with the National Security Agency and others throughout what is now a twelve year relationship.
Mike Steinmetz was, until 2019, the State Cyber Security Officer for the State of Rhode Island and Governor Gina Raimondo’s Homeland Security Adviser. He is also a Venture Capitalist occupying both General Partner and Director positions at College Hill Ventures, a Public Benefit Corporation based in Rhode Island. College Hill PBC funds advanced technology in the areas of AI, ML, Cybersecurity, Advanced Analytics, B2B solutions and Clean Energy.
Mike is also the Founder and President of Digital Executive Ltd., a company providing independent consulting services to senior executives in the private and public sector regarding digital risk and cybersecurity. His diverse professional background includes twenty-five years with the US Navy where he was a decorated combat pilot and, in later years, as a senior leader of a cyber organization within the National Security Agency. Mike spent approximately eleven years within the international aerospace defence arena and over two years at National Grid working on the digital risk and security challenges facing global critical infrastructure.
Mike is a distinguished graduate of the National Defence University and is an associate at the Oxford Martin School.
Stefan Stern has been writing and commenting on business and management for over two decades. His career in journalism has included stints at Euromoney, the BBC, Management Today magazine, and the Financial Times, where he was the management columnist between 2006 and 2010.
In October 2010 Stefan was appointed Visiting Professor in management practice at the Cass Business School, London. He is a Fellow of the RSA, and continues to write for the FT and the Guardian, among other titles.
In October 2015 he became director of the High Pay Centre, a London-based think-tank which looks at the issue of top pay. He is the author, with Prof Cary Cooper, of “Myths of Management – what people get wrong about being the boss” (Kogan Page, October 2017)
Gavin Thomas was elected as President of the Police Superintendents Association in 2016, representing all Superintendents and Chief Superintendents in England and Wales. Prior to becoming a full-time national officer of the Association, Gavin had been Head of Crime and Protective Services in Gloucestershire Constabulary. He has been a Detective for most of his career in fraud, serious and organised crime investigation, intelligence, and counter-terrorism. He has attended the FBI Quantico programme and has a keen interest in the application of technology and data to improve policing response to the new and emerging crime patterns online.
The bulk of the Cityforum programme is devoted to helping secure better answers to often wicked problems that confront government, business and the citizen. Gavin Thomas’s practicality has real significance in delivering the performance quality that we seek.
Martyn was a Detective Chief Inspector with Sussex Police, retiring in 2009 after 30 years’ service. He was commended for his work on the Sarah Payne case. On retirement, Martyn moved to Dorset but continued campaigning for child safeguarding issues, including Sarah’s Law.
After working briefly in Higher Education, Martyn stood as an Independent candidate in the first ever PCC elections in 2012, and was then elected as Dorset’s first Police and Crime Commissioner. In his first term, Martyn led nationally for PCC’s on fraud and mental health, working with the then Home Secretary, Theresa May, to stop people in crisis being taken to police custody suites. Martyn was also chosen by his peers to be a lead reviewer of the Association of Chief Police Officers, which led to the Parker review. Martyn oversaw the abolition of ACPO and the creation of the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) and now sits on their Audit and Assurance Board.
Martyn was re-elected for his second term, with an increased majority in 2016. He now leads nationally for PCCs on forensics, Brexit, the “use of force” and police custody. He is deputy lead for mental health (leading on suicide), and is chair of the Independent Custody Visiting Association. Martyn is also a Lay Canon for the Salisbury diocese and is a qualified Project and Programme Manager. He lives in Wimborne with wife Debs, and is a trustee or Chair of four charities. He has announced he is standing down as PCC in May 2020.