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Richard Graham MP
Chair
Richard Graham is MP for Gloucester, and the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to the ASEAN Economic Community, Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia.
Rushanara Ali MP
Vice-Chair
Rushanara Ali was first elected Labour Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow in May 2010. Rushanara has served on the Labour front bench as both Shadow Minister for International Development and Shadow Minister for Education.
Patrick Grady MP
Patrick Grady was elected SNP Member of Parliament for Glasgow North in May 2015 and is the Westminster Group Chief Whip.
Sue Inglish
Sue Inglish was Head of Political Programmes for BBC News from 2005 to 2015. Sue was responsible for the BBC’s political, parliamentary and election news, programmes and digital content.
Rt Hon Dame Margaret Hodge MP
Rt Hon Dame Margaret Hodge was first elected Labour Member of Parliament for Barking in 1994. Margaret is the former Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, the first female and elected person to take that role. She held numerous roles throughout her career including Minister of State for Children, young people and families, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism, Industry and the Region, Department for Work and Pensions and Education and Skills.
Rt Hon Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP
Rt Hon Jeffrey Donaldson was first elected the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Member of Parliament for Lagan Valley in Northern Ireland in 1997. Jeffrey was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly in 1985, with the distinction of being the youngest person ever to win a seat at Stormont.
Thomas Hughes
Thomas Hughes has been the Executive Director of ARTICLE 19, an international human rights organisation focusing on freedom of expression and information since 2013. Thomas is also the founder and former Director of the social purpose enterprises, Diversity, an international advertising network for online news media from Human Rights repressed countries, and VirtualRoad.org, a secure hosting service that protects the websites of civil society organisations.
Simon Walker
Simon Walker was, until early 2017, Director General of the Institute of Directors. Simon previously served as Chief Executive of the British Private Equity and Venture Captial Association from October 2007 to March 2011.
Mark Babington
Mark Babington is the Deputy Director of Audit Policy at the Financial Reporting Council. He is responsible for the delivery of the FRC’s UK Audit Policy programme and work to support the reform of international standard setting for auditors.