Council Members

Gresham College is governed by our Council, which is composed of the following members.

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Professor George Brock
George Brock has been Professor of Journalism at City University since September 2009. He began his reporting career at the Yorkshire Evening Press and The Observer, joining The Times in 1981 as a feature writer.

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Dr Andrew Burnett FBA
Dr Andrew Burnett was the Deputy Director of The British Museum until 2013.

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Mr John C. Carrington
John C. Carrington is the Chair of the Gresham Council. He has almost forty years experience at the leading edge of telecommunications.

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Professor Carolin Crawford
Emeritus Gresham Professor of Astronomy and Outreach Officer at the Institute of Astronomy and Fellow of Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, Professor Carolin Crawford is one of Britain's foremost science communicators.

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Mrs Xenia Dennen
Xenia Dennen, a graduate of St Anne's College, Oxford, is a Russian expert who for the past 14 years has travelled widely in the Russian Federation studying the religious situation.

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Mr Simon Duckworth OBE DL
A Cambridge University graduate, Simon was elected to the City of London Corporation (Court of Common Council) in 2000 and has served on a number of key local authority committees, primarily involved with Policy, Finance and Investment.

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Professor Sir Richard Evans FBA
Professor Sir Richard Evans FBA is Provost of Gresham College and President of Wolfson College, Cambridge. He was Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge from 2008 until his retirement in September 2014.

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Emeritus Gresham Professor Daniel H Hodson
Daniel Hodson is Chairman of Berry Palmer and Lyle Holdings Ltd, and is an NED at NASDAQ OMX NLX Ltd. A former Master Mercer, he was until recently Chairman of the Lokahi Foundation, the Design and Artists' Copyright Society and of the University of Winchester.

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Mr Tom Hoffman
Tom Hoffman read Law at the University of Exeter and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. He was an international banker from 1971 until his retirement in 2003.

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Professor Belinda Jack
​Belinda Jack is Professor of Rhetoric at Gresham College as well as being Fellow and Tutor in French at Christ Church, University of Oxford.

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Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli FCCA FCSI FBCS
Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli is Emeritus Mercers' School Memorial Professor of Commerce at Gresham College, having held the chair from 2005 to 2009.

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Debby Ounsted CBE
Debby Ounsted CBE is a Non Executive Director of Funding Affordable Homes (FAH) and of the FAH Housing Association. Master Mercer in 2014-2015 and a Court member, she is Vice-chairman of Thomas Telford School and a governor of Hammersmith Academy.

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The Hon Timothy Palmer, DL
Timothy Palmer is a past Master of the Mercers' Company. He read Zoology at Balliol College, Oxford followed by three years as a graduate research assistant at Imperial College, London with a group studying insect population dynamics.

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John Scott JP
John Scott was a director of Morgan Grenfell and then a Managing Director of Deutsche Bank until his retirement in 2002. He has been an elected Member of the City of London Corporation since 1999.

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Dr Giles Shilson
Dr Giles Shilson has a background in law, governance and senior administration. He was educated at St Paul's School and Balliol College, Oxford, where he studied Modern Languages, Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience.

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