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.
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. He is a church warden of HTB, deputy chair of the Church Revitalisation Trust, a trustee of St Paul’s Theological Centre and chair of trustees of WeSeeHope. Angus is married to Emma and they 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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.