People

President
Sir John Major was born on 29th March 1943, the son of Tom Ball, known as Tom Major, and Gwen Major. He was educated at Cheam Common Primary School and then Rutlish Grammar School. He left school in 1959, on the day before his sixteenth birthday....
Senior Patron
Baron Howe of Aberavon was Margaret Thatcher's longest-serving Cabinet minister, successively holding the posts of Chancellor of the Exchequer, Foreign Secretary, and finally Leader of the House of Commons and Deputy Prime Minister.A pupil of the...
Senior Patron
A former chairman of the Bow Group, Michael Howard was the Leader of the Conservative Party and Leader of the Opposition from November 2003 to December 2005. He previously held cabinet positions in the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John...
Senior Patron
Baron Heseltine was a Member of Parliament from 1966 to 2001 and a prominent figure in the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major. Heseltine entered parliament in 1966 and the Cabinet in 1979 as Secretary of State for the Environment, then...
Senior Patron
Former Bow Group chairman Baron Lamont of Lerwick was Conservative MP for Kingston-upon-Thames, although he is perhaps best known for his period serving as Chancellor of the Exchequer, from 1990 until 1993, during which time he famously declared, "...
Chairman
Ben Harris-Quinney has been involved in politics and international relations for a decade, having worked on foreign policy issues for the Conservative Party in both the UK and European Parliaments. He has also advised the US, Spanish and Chilean...
Research Secretary
Luke Springthorpe is currently Research Secretary of the Bow Group, overseeing the Bow Group's policy papers, research output and Crossbow magazine.
Secretary
Jack has held a successful career in business and consultancy over a number of years, advising large companies on their positioning strategy. Jack has previously worked as an adviser to two senior Conservative MPs, both of whom have occupied the...
Political Officer & Membership Secretary
The Bow Group organises dozens of political debates and discussions and receptions in Parliament, every year. Ben is responsible for organising these events.
Treasurer
Anthony Samuels read law at the University of London, before going on to post-graduate study at the University of Cambridge. Following university Anthony set up his own law firm focussing on entertainment and media law, more recently he has served...
Deputy Treasurer
Atula Abeysekera has 25 years’ corporate governance and risk management experience. He is a Chartered Accountant and has extensive experience in setting up and running internal audit and enterprise risk management functions. His career has included...
Online Editor
Graham Godwin-Pearson has served on the Bow Group Council since 2010 and is the Research Fellow for Sustainability and Environmental Policy. He has been involved in politics since 2001 and is currently Chairman of Redland Conservatives and DCP of...
Director of Campaigns
Nic has been a member of the Bow Group since 2007. He has served on The Bow Group council since 2011 where he has been involved in all of the Group’s activities.Nic policy interests are in: Military, Social Justice (particular homelessness and the...
Online Content Editor
Henry Hill is Online Content Editor for the Bow Group, overseeing the website and blog. He is a trained journalist who writes on politics and constitutional affairs.
Head of Social Media
Sarah-Jane Sewell is the Head of Social Media for the Bow Group. She has held a number of positions within the Conservative Party, and is currently Conservative Future National Deputy Chairman for Membership having been first elected in 2012 and...
Former Chairman
Brian Cattell has been active in Conservative politics for over ten years, during which time he has served as a Parliamentary Candidate and a councillor in the London Borough of Camden. Outside of politics, he has been an entrepreneur, setting up...
Trustee
Nirj Deva DL FRSA MEP was Chairman of the Bow Group in 1981, he has been a Member of the European Parliament representing South East England since 1999. He was previously a Member of Parliament (MP) in the British...
Trustee
In twenty years of working in European affairs Peter has practised and lectured as a solicitor in EU law, been Head of Policy & Media for the Conservative Party in the European Parliament, Head of EU Policy for BSKYB and Director of CabinetDN...