People

Senior Patron
Roger Scruton is one of the world's leading conservative philosophers. He has written over thirty books, including Art and Imagination (1974), The Meaning of Conservatism (1980), Sexual Desire (1986), The Philosopher on Dover Beach (1990), The...
Senior Patron
The Rt Hon Lord Tebbit of Chingford  was elected MP for Epping in 1970 and then for Chingford in February 1974.As close and loyal friend of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, he served in the Cabinet from 1981 to 1987 as Secretary of...
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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...
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Dr David Starkey is one of the United Kingdom's most celebrated constitutional historians and academics. He has published over 20 books, and as a historian and conservative commentator Dr Starkey regularly appears in national and international...
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 in both the UK and European Parliaments. He has also advised the US, Spanish and Chilean governments on security and foreign...
Research Secretary
Peter Smith is currently Research Secretary of the Bow Group, overseeing the Bow Group's policy papers, research output and Crossbow magazine.
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
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 a past chairman of Bristol West Conservatives. Graham is...
Senior Research Fellow
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...
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...