Nicky Gumbel is Vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB), a Church of England church in central London with 10 Sunday services on four sites with a regular attendance of over 3,700 people – most aged between 18 and 35. Nicky Gumbel has written several best-selling books. Questions of Life - the Alpha course in book form - has sold more than a million copies worldwide. The booklet Why Jesus? and its sister publication Why Christmas? have sold more than four million copies. Nicky Gumbel is married to Pippa. Together they write a daily Bible commentary called the ‘Bible in One Year’ which has over 3.5 million global subscribers. They live in central London and have three children.
Toby Baxendale is an Entrepreneur, Investor, Ironman Triathlete (2 x World Championships at 70.3 distance), former Magistrate, published Economist, Author (theology), Philanthropist, Legatum Institute Executive Trustee, Centre for Entrepreneurs Advisor, and Family Man. He started from nothing, built and sold a successful fish catering and wholesale business that turned over in excess of £100 million per year in 2010. Now he is involved with investing and supporting other entrepreneurs. Toby is married to Catherine and they have three children.
Richard Michael (Archie) Coates
Richard Michael (Archie) Coates is the Vicar of St Peter’s Brighton. He studied Theology at Oxford University, and was Associate Vicar at HTB before planting to Brighton in 2009. St Peter's has itself planted five churches - two within Brighton and also to Hastings, Portsmouth and Crawley. In 2015 he became an Honorary Canon at Chichester Cathedral in 2015. Archie is married to Sam and they have four children.
Harry Lawson Johnston
Harry is a co-founder of Kinrise. Kinrise is focussed on community enhancing investments in companies and buildings across the UK and the US, backed by a small group of private families. Harry is also on the Executive Committee of FODIS LLC, a US based firm delivering a comprehensive suite of direct investment services in operating businesses for family offices, family business holding companies and business owning families. Previously, he was a founding Partner of LJ Partnership, an investment group with over $15bn of assets, serving families and institutions, from 8 offices across Europe, Asia and the Americas. Harry was responsible for group-wide strategy. Prior to setting up LJ, he served as Managing Director of Guggenheim Partners where he helped build out their international investment advisory practice in Europe and the Americas. Harry was educated in Oxford and received a BA from Durham University. He is based between Oxfordshire and Uruguay with his wife, two daughters, two dogs and his chickens.
Angus Winther has spent 27 years working in the investment banking industry, primarily advising clients in the insurance and financial services industries. He co-founded Lexicon Partners, a London based investment banking advisory firm, in 2000 and was closely involved in the leadership of that firm until it was acquired by Evercore in 2011. He served as a senior advisor at Evercore until October 2016, when he left the firm to pursue other interests. His business interests include being a non-executive director of Ecclesiastical Insurance Group plc (a specialist insurance, broking and asset management group), Hiscox Syndicates Limited (a Lloyd’s managing agent) and Trinity Exploration and Production plc (an AIM listed oil and gas exploration and production company). He is also church warden of Holy Trinity Brompton, deputy chair of the Church Revitalisation Trust, and a trustee of St Mellitus College, having previously served as a trustee of the St Pauls Theological Centre. He is married to Emma and they have three children.
Sir Paul Marshall
Sir Paul Marshall is the Chairman and CIO of Marshall Wace a $30bn hedge fund. He is also the Chairman of Ark Schools, a chain of 40 academies and founder of the Education Policy Institute and of the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship. Paul is married to Sabina and they have been worshipping at HTB since 1997. They have two children.
Tricia Neill is the President of CRT and Alpha International. She has led the Alpha team from modest beginnings at HTB to a global organisation that has served millions of people in over 160 countries from churches of all major Christian denominations. She speaks at many leadership and church conferences throughout the year. Tricia is the author of “From Vision to Action”.
Jeremy Herrmann is the founder and CEO of Ferox Capital, a fund management company. He has a variety of philanthropic interests which tend to be focussed on environmental issues reflecting his passion for the countryside.
Nichola Pease (Odey)
Nichola Pease (Odey) is a Non Exec Director of Schroders PLC with over 35 years of experience in the asset management and stock broking industries. She is also the Chair of the Investment 2020 Apprenticeship scheme.