Advisory Board

United Kingdon

  • Michael Maclay - Chair
  • James Naughtie
  • Isabel Hilton
  • Lynne Berry
  • Colleen Graffy
  • John Mitchinson
  • Trevor Phillips
  • Martin Vander Weyer
  • Professor June Andrews
  • Sir Nigel Sheinwald
  • Tom Burke
  • Dan Fitz
  • Lucy Winskell
  • Rushanara Ali 

United States

  • Dr. George R. Packard, Chair
  • Dr. John Brademas
  • Harlan Crow
  • Richard Fisher
  • Linda LeSourd Lader
  • Michael Lomax
  • Marc Morial
  • Diana Negroponte
  • Timothy L. Porter
  • The Hon. Paul S. Sarbanes
  • Robert I. Smith


  • The Rt Hon The Lord Carrington, KG
  • The Honorable Philip Lader
  • Senator George Mitchell
  • The Rt Hon The Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, PC
  • The Rt Hon Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

/fellows/C_GraffyColleen Graffy 1999, UK
Law professor with Pepperdine University and academic director of their London Program and director of their Global Programs. Formerly with the US State Dept as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy.

Just when you think you've got life wired, along comes another BAP conference and you realize you haven't been thinking big enough. The people inspire you, the ideas challenge you, the relationships energize you.

/fellows/TrevorPhillipsTrevor Phillips 1985, UK
Journalist, Broadcaster and former Chair, Equality and Human Rights Commission

I was in the lucky generation - I was in the first cohort of BAP, and after that first, exhilarating gathering I've never stopped being grateful for the glimpse it gave to me of a better, smarter world, and the group of generous, supportive and hilarious friends I've grown with over the past twenty-five years.


June Andrews 1992, UK

I am the director of the world's first and most celebrated Dementia Services Development Centre, which is a non-profit organisation that undertakes  research, consultancy, organisational development and education world wide to improve the services provided to people with dementia and their carers, and to improve the public understanding of dementia.

How can I describe BAP in a sentence?  In the decades that I have been a Fellow, I have been surprised and delighted by the interesting, clever young people who join every year, from a more diverse and challenging range of work and opinion than I ever meet in any other setting; and I've been charmed by their development into really useful Fellows who change their world.