EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, The Guardian
Alan Charles Rusbridger is a British journalist, Principal of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford and the former editor-in-chief of The Guardian. He took up the post in 1995, having been a reporter and columnist earlier in his career.
Sir Trevor McDonald, OBE is a Trinidadian-British newsreader and journalist, best known for his career as a news presenter with ITN. McDonald was knighted in 1999 for his services to journalism.
Amanda Wakeley OBE is a British fashion designer best known for her evening and cocktail dresses and accessories, and for her “clean glam” signature style, has also developed a presence in daywear, including day-dresses, tailoring and knitwear and a line of accessories and jewellery. Sposa is the brand’s bridal collection. Wakeley is an advocate for international organisation Women for Women.
Sir Richard Charles Hastings Eyre CH, CBE is an English film, theatre, television and opera director.
David Terence Puttnam, Baron Puttnam, CBE, HonFRSA, HonFRPS, MRIA is a British film producer and educator. His productions include Chariots of Fire, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
George Alfred Carman, QC was a leading English barrister during the 1980s and 1990s. He first came to the attention of the general public in 1979, when he successfully defended the former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe after he was charged with conspiracy to murder. Carman had been appointed as a Queen’s Counsel (QC) eight years previously. He later became known for appearing in a series of prominent criminal cases and libel cases.
CHIEF PRESS SECRETARY, British Conservative Party
Sir Bernard Ingham is a British journalist and former civil servant, best known as Margaret Thatcher’s long-serving chief press secretary while she was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990.
ADMINISTRATOR, Glyndebourne Opera
Sir George William Langham Christie, CH was a British opera administrator, long affiliated with Glyndebourne Opera. He was the son of John Christie and Audrey Mildmay.
COMEDIAN AND PRESENTER, BBC
Jonathan Stephen Ross OBE is an English television and radio presenter, film critic, actor and comedian best known for presenting the BBC One chat show Friday Night with Jonathan Ross during the 2000s.
CHIEF CONSTABLE, Royal Ulster Constabulary
Sir Kenneth Leslie Newman GBE QPM was a senior British police officer. He was Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary from 1976 to 1980, and Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police from 1982 to 1987.