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PROFESSOR JOHN MELLOR ( Chairman/Trustee of FGRE )

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SIR JOHN BOURN KCB (Senior Advisor)

Sir John Bourn is a former Comptroller and Auditor General of the United Kingdom. He was a member of the board of the Financial Reporting Council and the Chairman of its Professional Oversight Board. Sir John is an Honorary Fellow of the London School of Economics, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Bournemouth.


Sir Bryan Nicholson is a former Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council, the Manpower Services Commission, the Post Office, BUPA and Cookson Group plc. He was also President of the CBI and Chair of the Council and Pro-Chancellor of the Open University.


Alan Brown has forty years background in international investment management, having led two of the most highly respected investment businesses in both the UK and US. His most recent full time position was as a main board director and Chief Investment Officer of Schroders. Prior to that he was Group Chief Investment Officer and Vice Chairman of State Street Global Advisors, and Executive Vice President of State Street Corporation. He has been awarded Chief Investment Officer of the Year on three occasions.

He is currently Director of Pool Re, Chairman of CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) and the Westway Trust, and Governor of the Wellcome Trust. He has a strong interest in ethics and corporate governance.

Alan holds a BA and MA in Natural Science (Physics) from Cambridge University.


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February 2017
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