Lloyd Dorfman CBE is a British entrepreneur who founded Travelex in 1976, which became the world's largest retail currency exchange business. After an agreement was reached to sell the business in 2014, he focused his attention on a variety of business interests including The Office Group (of which he is Chairman and majority shareholder), which provides flexible office and meeting spaces, and Doddle, the parcel collection company, which he co-founded.
Sir Jackie Stewart is a three-time Formula 1 world champion. In 2016 he founded Race Against Dementia – a global charity to fund ambitious, innovative and breakthrough research into dementia – after his wife, Lady Helen, was diagnosed with the illness.
Nadja Swarovski is a member of the Executive Board at the Swarovski Group, the world's leading crystal manufacturer, which was founded by her great-great-grandfather Daniel Swarovski in 1895 in Austria.
Anna became a Trustee of the Barrow Cadbury Trust in 1974 and chaired the Board from 1996 to 2006. She worked for 40 years largely, but not exclusively, in the cultural sector for organisations such as the Tate Gallery, the National Museums & Galleries in Wales, and the Museums, Libraries & Archives Council.
Omidyar Network was established in 2004 by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam. It aims to create opportunities for people to improve their lives by investing in market-based efforts that catalyze economic and social change.
Abdulaziz Al Ghurair is Chairman of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education, which seeks to provide high-achieving, underserved Emirati and Arab students with the opportunity to study at a top university, and pursue a future in a STEM-related field.
The Rory and Elizabeth Brooks Foundation provides support in the areas of poverty research, UK higher education, social justice and contemporary art. In 2005 the Foundation became the principal benefactor of the Brooks World Poverty Institute.
Rory Brooks CBE, co-founder of private equity group MML Capital Partners, is Chairman of Manchester University’s Global Leadership Board, sits on the Board of the Centre for Social Justice and is an adviser to the Board of the Quintessentially Foundation. Elizabeth Brooks has chaired the Patrons’ Committee of the Tate, and is trustee of P3 (People, Potential and Possibilities), the social inclusion charity.
Jack Petchey CBE is a self-made man whose successful businesses include car hire, property and tourism ventures, most notably bringing the ‘timeshare’ concept to the UK. After a lifetime of charitable work he established the Jack Petchey Foundation in 1999, which has since distributed over £100m.
Norman Stoller and his team built Seton Healthcare (SSL International PLC), inventors of the tubular bandage, into a worldwide brand and one of Oldham’s biggest employers. Through the Stoller Charitable Trust, he has dedicated over 30 years to philanthropy in the North West and beyond. In the period February 2014 to end of June 2015, The Stoller Charitable Trust pledged just over £47M of which just over £7M has been drawn down.
Born in Athens, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou is best known for founding budget airline easyJet in 1995, when he was just 28. Prior to this, he set up the Stelmar shipping company with financial help from his late father Loucas, himself a self-made shipping tycoon. Stelios received a knighthood from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2006 for services to entrepreneurship, and since 2009 he has been the Honorary General Consul for the Republic of Cyprus in the Principality of Monaco where he now lives. The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation (registered in the UK and Monaco) was created by Stelios to organise his charitable giving in areas such as scholarships, the environment and promoting entrepreneurship in his “home countries” of Greece, Cyprus and the UK and also his latest project “food from the heart” in Greece and Cyprus since the economic crisis.
Trevor Pears CMG is a director of the William Pears Group, one of Britain’s largest property companies, run together with his brothers Mark and David. The business was founded in 1952 by their father and grandfather. Trevor is Executive Chair of the family’s charitable foundation, which is currently donating between £15-20m per annum.
Alberto Lidji has been Director of Development at the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation since 2013. After a career in the private sector, focused on capital introduction into emerging and frontier markets, he ventured into the world of philanthropy and was the Head of Development and Alumni Relations at Trinity College, Cambridge, before taking up his current post.
Having established the Frederick Mulder Foundation (formerly the Frederick Mulder Charitable Trust) in 1986, his philanthropy now focuses on climate change, inequality and the persistence of global poverty, and social change. Frederick has played a key role in encouraging others to give through his work as founder of The Funding Network (TFN).
Paul Green is the President of Halcyon Gallery, which specialises in modern and contemporary art. Paul began his career in the art industry selling prints from a gallery above Birmingham New Street Station, and went on to set up Halcyon in 1982. Halcyon began in Birmingham and now has three London galleries and one in Shanghai.
Sarah Butler-Sloss is an internationally-recognised leader in the field of green energy and sustainable development. She and her husband established the Ashden Trust in 1989, which is one of the 18 charitable trusts and foundations established by members of the Sainsbury family. In 2001, she launched the Ashden Awards, which recognise and support those working on sustainable energy initiatives.
Harvey McGrath has had a long and distinguished career in the international financial services industry and is the former chair of Prudential plc, the London Development Agency, London First and Man Group plc. His current roles include Deputy Chair of the Mayor of London's Enterprise Panel, Chair of Governors of Birkbeck College and Chair of Big Society Capital. Harvey is an active philanthropist and social investor and his role as a leading City philanthropist has been recognised in a Beacon Award.
Sir John Hegarty, and partners John Bartle and Nigel Bogle, started Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) in 1982. It became one of the most talked about and awarded advertising agencies ever, achieving success through creativity, but also by its integrity. For the past 20 years the agency has given 1% of UK profits to charity.