Elected as Vice-Chair of the Club in July 2021, I currently chair the Membership Committee, the Reciprocal Clubs Working Group and the German Circle. I sit on the Staffing Group, am Secretary of the Shooting Club and was instrumental in setting up the NLC Women’s Network and Tuesday Table. I am heavily involved in many of our varied social events and have encouraged and supported members to stand for General Committee.
As a seasoned Human Resources professional, I have more than three decades of experience within the international financial services industry and am a Freeman of the City of London and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers. My interests include the arts, literature, walking, cooking and travel, having explored more than 80 countries.(Karin joined the Club in 2013 and was elected to the Gen Cttee in 2015)
A business consultant specialising in membership and tourism, I’m now mostly retired but still interested in aspects of heritage (nearly 30 years’ experience at senior level with the National Trust), the environment (six years at the Peak District National Park), natural history and bird watching in particular.
My main current contribution to the life of the Club is chairing the Marketing & Comms. Committee, and as Membership Secretary to our Business Forum, as well as sitting on the General Committee and Membership Committee.
I’m a baritone with Wimbledon Choral Society and piano accompanist to the Lantern Arts Community Choir. I am church warden for St Mark’s Church in Wimbledon, an occasional fly fisherman and long-term carer for a classic but troubled Jaguar XJ40 Sovereign. (Alex joined the Club in 2004 and was elected to Gen Cttee in 2019)
I have been Lead Officer (Pensions) at the largest education union in the UK, the National Education Union, and formerly at the National Union of Teachers, since 2007.
Before this, I was senior and then principal researcher at Which? magazine for six years, specialising in articles on pensions and investments. This followed on from my Ph.D. at the London School of Economics on UK pension policy.
At the Club, I now chair the Beer, Wine and Spirits Committee, am a member of the Chess Circle and a regular attendee at Tuesday and Thursday Table. (Nick joined the Club in 2009 and was elected to the Gen Cttee in 2014)
I enjoy political discussion, networking and fine dining – all on offer at our Club, which I came to join thanks to meeting an NLC member at a networking event.
Such events and opportunities to network – to meet and develop contacts – are a major focus both at the Club and also at Westminster Business Council, where I am CEO. There we provide connections and intelligence to help London businesses
grow, and introduce employers and students for career opportunities. In 2019 we ran our inaugural Business Awards Ceremony at the Club, where I also chair the Business Forum.
My career has involved influencing government policy and pioneering innovative projects in deprived areas. I led the development of the national Prince’s Trust Team programme to help unemployed young people build their confidence and find work. (Elizabeth joined the Club in 2016 and was elected to Gen Cttee in 2018)