Richard Scott is the 10th Duke of Buccleuch and and 12th Duke of Queensberry, has made his family home in Nithsdale in Dumfriesshire. Married with four children he is involved in management of the historic family estate businesses, heritage properties and art collections. He was made a KBE in 2000 and has held many notable public appointments over the years including President of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and Director of Border Television.
Liam is a director at More Partnership, the international consulting firm that specialises in third sector organisations. Prior to this, he ran the £113m capital campaign for the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is an advisor to AMREF Health Africa, the continent’s largest home grown health organisation and serves as a trustee at Punchdrunk, the immersive arts company.
Susan Mary Woodford-Hollick, Lady Hollick OBE is a businesswoman and consultant with a wide-ranging involvement in broadcasting and the arts and the wife of Clive Hollick, Baron Hollick. A former investigative journalist, she worked for many years in television (as Sue Woodford), where her roles included producer/director of World in Action for Granada TV and founding commissioning editor of Multicultural Programmes for Channel Four.
Other causes and organisations with which she is associated include the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF), the Leader’s Quest Foundation, Complicite theatre company, Reprieve, the Free Word Centre. the Runnymede Trust and the SI Leeds Literary Prize.
Lord Hollick is Chairman of the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee and is the
Prime Minister’s trade and investment envoy to Kenya and Tanzania. He is a non-
executive director of Honeywell International . He was a Partner at KKR and led
the media industry team in Europe. He was Chairman of SBS
Broadcasting and a director of The Nielsen Company. He is a
member of the advisory boards of Jefferies Inc, GP Bullhound, the technology investment bank, BMG Music, Market Share ,The Royal Society and The Ambassador Theatre Group.
Lord Hollick began his career as a merchant banker with Hambros and from 1974 to 2005 and as CEO built up an international publishing, information, broadcasting and market research group (United News and Media) and a global money and securities inter dealer broking business (ICAP). He was Senior Independent Director of Diageo and a non-executive
director of Logica, Havas, TRW and BAE Systems. He was Chairman of the
SouthBank Centre leading the £120m transformation of the Royal Festival Hall and
its surroundings. He founded the IPPR think-tank in 1986. He became a member of
the House of Lords in 1991. He has advised several Labour Party leaders, including
Prime Minister Tony Blair and acted as a Special Advisor at the DTI in 1997 and
As founder of the charity ‘Music for my Mind’, Keith is under some pressure to divulge his rather atypical career path! An upbringing in East Africa led to medical training in England, progressively to work on: leprosy and amyloidosis in Papua New Guinea, laboratory and clinical research in Bethesda and Boston, US and then a chair in clinical tropical medicine in London. Subsequently, as director of the UK Medical Research Council unit in the Gambia, he led an international research team studying infectious diseases and engaged in clinical trials relevant to public health in less affluent societies.
Then a life changing experience as foundation director of the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) in Uganda provided the challenge to serve a large number of people living with HIV. As the number of people coming through the clinic’s doors jumped from 30 a day to 500 in a matter of months, he realised that they had to leave behind the Western model of care and develop something different. They started by asking people what they wanted to be called and it wasn’t “patients” or “clients” but mikwano gyaffe, “our friends”. A creativity initiative was started incorporating art, music and entrepreneurship. And the clinic was transformed into something more akin to a market place, full of singing and life.
On return to the UK he was appointed associate international director (for Africa) at the Royal College of Physicians in London and has assisted with the launch of a new College of Physicians for East, Central and Southern Africa. He has served on the International Board of AMREF Health Africa, is a member of the Academic Alliance for AIDS Care and Prevention in Africa and a Trustee of BBC Media Action Trust. He was Medical Advisor to the UK Parliamentary Select Committee on AIDS and a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics working party on ‘The ethics of healthcare related research in developing countries’. He was co-chair of the organising committee for the 900th anniversary celebrations in Redbourn and is a Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire.