CEF Forum Executive Officers and Patrons come from a broad spectrum of backgrounds including individuals with experience of politics, business and law.
We have always enjoyed significant support from members of both Houses of Parliament.
John Bowis OBE served as a Member of the European Parliament for London from 1999 until stepping down in 2009. Before his election to the European Parliament, John was the MP for Battersea and a Minister in John Major's Government.
The Rt. Hon Dominic Grieve QC is a barrister and was the MP for Beaconsfield from 1997 to 2019. He was the Shadow Attorney General from 2003-09, Shadow Home Secretary from 2008-09, Shadow Justice Secretary from 2009-10 and Attorney-General from 2010–2014.
A barrister, Dirk drafted the EU single market plan then pursued by Margaret Thatcher. Having been General Counsel of an investment bank, he led the euro-capital market through its first EU sectoral legislation. He is a former Conservative parliamentary c
Flick Drummond has been in public life for more than 30 years and has the honour of being the MP for Meon Valley since 2019. Outside of parliament she has been an Ofsted lay inspector and school governor, and education and its reform remains one of her pa
In the first European Referendum Liz was National Chair of Students for a United Europe. She co-founded and ran the largest, independent, European public policy company with offices in 20 countries.
Mark Leverton has been active in Conservative Party and European politics since he was a student. As a long standing member, he became more active in the group at the time of the 2016 EU Referendum. He held senior executive positions in a leading consumer
Peter Wilde has been actively involved nationally and locally in the Conservative Party since he was a student at the LSE, including working for a number of years at Conservative Central Office and serving as a Constituency chair.
Colin Bramall was first involved in politics with the Yes Campaign in the 1975 referendum. He has been involved with the Conservative party since then.
Michael Cluff is a consultant with worldwide experience in marketing communications. He has had a long term belief in international co-operation going back to the 1975 referendum campaign.
Kenny Campbell is a communications specialist and former national newspaper Editor. His company, Jazz Cat, has worked with clients ranging in size from Disney to small start-ups.
Tim Skeet has been a long-standing pro-European member of the Conservative Party. He works in the City specialising in debt markets, a job that has taken him around most of Europe and North America.
After service in the British Army Ian Berridge became a management consultant working in strategy and risk for international logistics and telecommunications companies. He now runs a rural enterprise and supports pro-European politics.
Martin Smith is a management consultant working on strategy, growth, and pricing issues for leading companies. He has been active in Centre-Right politics in the UK and Europe since he was a student.
George is an apprentice trained engineer, working in Engineering research and development and is currently studying for a part time MSc at Cranfield in Materials Science. He is actively involved in local politics.
- Rt Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben
- Rt Hon Lord Heseltine of Thenford CH
- Rt Hon Lord Hunt of Wirral MBE
- Rt Hon Lord Hurd of Westwell CH CBE
- Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate
- Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH PC ACIB
- Rt Hon Lord Patten of Barnes CH
- Lord Plumb of Coleshill DL
- Ian Taylor MBE
- Robert Walter