Judges

Lord Davies (Panel chair)

Lord Davies of Abersoch is Non- Executive Chairman of LetterOne, the international investment business. He was previously Minister for Trade, Investment, Small Business and Infrastructure, and Chairman and CEO of Standard Chartered, serving on the Board for over 12 years.

Lord O’Donnell

Lord O’Donnell is Chairman of Frontier Economics. He was formerly Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service, serving under three successive Prime Ministers from 2005 to 2011. He also serves as Chair of the Public Interest Board at PWC, and President of the Council at the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Lord O’Neill

Lord O’Neill is a British economist who worked for Goldman Sachs for 18 years, spending most of his time there as Chief Economist. He also served as Commercial Secretary to the Treasury, and was a key figure behind the Conservatives’ Northern Powerhouse agenda.

Stephanie Flanders

Stephanie Flanders, Managing Director, is the Chief Market Strategist for the UK and Europe for J.P. Morgan Asset Management. She delivers insight into the economy and financial markets to thousands of professional investors across the UK, Europe and globally. Stephanie was previously the Economics Editor at the BBC

Dominic Barton

Dominic Barton is Global Managing Partner of McKinsey & Company. He is Chair of the Canadian Minister of Finance’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth and Chair of the Seoul International Business Advisory Council.

Lynda Gratton

Lynda Gratton is Professor of Management Practice at the London Business School. She is the author of several books, including ‘The Shift’, about the impact of technology and other changes in business, and most recently, together with distinguished economist Andrew Scott, ‘The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity’.

Brent Hoberman CBE

Brent Hoberman CBE is a British entrepreneur, who founded Lastminute.com in 1998. Brent co-founded Founders Forum, a private network for digital and technology entrepreneurs, and is a Governor of the University of the Arts, London.

Mikhail Fridman

Mikhail Fridman is an international businessman and entrepreneur. He is Co-Founder of LetterOne, a global investment business focused on the telecoms, technology, energy, health and retail sectors.

RT Hon Ed Vaizey

Ed Vaizey served as Minister of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, with responsibility for digital industries from July 2014 until July 2016. Previously he served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries from May 2010 until July 2014.