Presidents, Board of Trustees and The Management Board 

The IPT is a company limited by guarantee (No 1308583), with no share capital, under Section 30 of the Companies Act 2006.

The IPT is also a registered charity (No 287527). The direction and control of the IPT is determined by the Board of Trustees whose members are also directors of the company. The composition, election and retirement of Trustees are governed by the Articles of Association. The Trustees do not receive remuneration.

The maximum number of Trustees is 18, consisting of:

  • Up to 11 parliamentarians
  • Up to 7 non‑parliamentarians

Meet the IPT Trustees

The two presidents of the IPT are the Speaker of the House of Commons and The Lord Speaker of the House of Lords. Parliamentary and business representatives sit on the Board of Trustees. The Baroness Prosser OBE is the current Chairman.

The Baroness Prosser OBE

Chairman of The Board of Trustees

Baroness Prosser of Battersea was raised to the peerage in 2004. Previously Deputy Secretary General of the Transport & General Workers Union, Baroness Prosser acted as National Treasurer of the Labour Party from 1996-2001, click to read more.

The Lord Holmes of Richmond MBE

Chris is a former Paralympic swimmer who won nine gold, five silver and one bronze medal across four Games, including a record haul of six golds at Barcelona 1992, click to read more.

Angela Smith MP

Originally from Grimsby, Angela went to Nottingham University gaining a 1st in English. After studying at Cambridge, she moved to Sheffield where she worked as a Lecturer, click to read more.

Kevin Hollinrake MP

Kevin joined the IPT trustee board in September 2017. He was previously PPS to David Lidington and is now PPS to Michael Gove as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, click to read more.

Dr Lisa Cameron MP

Lisa has a PHD is Clinical Psychology and has worked for NHS Lanarkshire, Greater Glasgow and Clyde and for Psychological Services Scotland before being elected as MP for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow, click to read more.

Adrian Bailey MP

Adrian Bailey was elected as the Labour MP for West Bromwich West in 2001. Since then, he has served as PPS to Yvette Cooper as Housing Minister; to Adam Ingram and to John Hutton, click to read more.

Sam Beckett

Director General, International, Growth and Analysis at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Sam Beckett is Director General, International, Growth and Analysis at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), click to read more.

Sharon Davies

Senior Director of Corporate Affairs, DHL UK & Ireland

Sharon Davies is the Senior Director of Corporate Affairs for DHL UK & Ireland. Based in South West London, Sharon has responsibility for Government Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility, reporting directly to the CEO, click to read more.

Jason Groves

Director of Communications, International, and Head of Marketing, UK & Ireland, Marsh (Deputy Chairman)

Jason Groves is Director of Communications, International, and Head of Marketing, UK & Ireland at Marsh, global leaders in insurance broking and risk management, click to read more.

Philippa Helme

Principal Clerk of the Table Office, House of Commons

Philippa joined the House of Commons Service in 1983 and is currently the Principal Clerk of the Table Office, House of Commons, holding this post since November 2014, click to read more.

John Howell OBE MP

John has been the Conservative Member of Parliament for Henley since the June 2008 by-election and is currently a member of the Justice Select Committee in the House of Commons, click to read more.

Ian Mearns MP

Ian Mearns was elected as the MP for Gateshead in 2010. Before being elected to Parliament he was for 27 years a member of Gateshead Council where he was the council’s lead member for Children and Young People and for 8 years the Council’s Deputy Leader, click to read more.

The Baroness Scott of Needham Market

Ros Scott has been a Liberal Democrat peer since 2000, and came to the Lords from local Government in her home County of Suffolk. She has served as a front bench spokesman on transport and on local government and was the Party President from 2008 to 2011, click to read more.

Edward McMullan

Chairman, Dawnay Holdings PLC

Edward is Chairman of Dawnay Holdings PLC and the founder of the Chiltern group of companies. After Cambridge University and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Edward worked in the city in Corporate Finance, click to read more.

Andrew Walker QC

Practising Barrister

Andrew is a practising barrister, and a Bencher of Lincoln's Inn. He was appointed as Queen's Counsel in 2011, and is a Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn, click to read more.

Maggie Throup MP

Maggie is a scientist turned businesswoman, who held the Derbyshire constituency of Erewash in May 2015 for the Conservative Party with an increased majority, click to read more.

The Management Board 

The Management Board is part of IPT’s governance and advisory structure and its members, drawn from supporting companies, are appointed by the Board of Trustees. The Management Board provides a valuable resource of business expertise to the Trustees and its Chairman and Deputy Chairman are also Trustees and report directly to the Board of Trustees on the Management Board’s activities.

The Management Board advises the Chief Executive in the performance of his or her duties, including:

  • Development and implementation of strategy, operational plans, policies, procedures and budgets
  • Reporting and monitoring of operating and financial performance

Sharon Davies

Chairman of the Management Board, Senior Director of Corporate Affairs, DHL UK & Ireland

Sharon Davies is the Senior Director of Corporate Affairs for DHL UK & Ireland. Based in South West London, Sharon has responsibility for Government Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility, reporting directly to the CEO.

Jim Bligh

Corporate Affairs Director, Tata Consultancy Services

Jim Bligh is corporate affairs director at Tata Consultancy Services, where he is responsible for public affairs and policy in the UK and Ireland, and analyst relations across Europe, click to read more.

Jason Groves

Deputy Chairman of the Management Board. Director of Communications, International, and Head of Marketing, UK & Ireland, Marsh

Jason Groves is Director of Communications, International, and Head of Marketing, UK & Ireland at Marsh, global leaders in insurance broking and risk management, click to read more.

Tony Bellis

Head of Public Sector Market Development and Public Affairs, 3M

Tony Bellis has been Head of Public Sector Market Development and Public Affairs at 3M since February 2004, click to read more.

Bobby Hain

Director of Channels, STV

Bobby has over 30 years of experience in media and is currently STV's Director of Channels, responsible for the company's range of consumer services across television and online, click to read more.

Susan Tyzack

Public Affairs Manager, BOC

Susan Tyzack is Manager, Public Affairs for BOC and is responsible for all aspects of government relations, stakeholder engagement and crisis management for the UK and Ireland's biggest industrial and medical gases business, click to read more.

Anne Toms

Head of Government Affairs, Carillion plc

Anne is Head of Government Affairs at Carillion plc and working with the Government Affairs team, has responsibility for overseeing all political activity including: engagement with politicians, political monitoring and responses to Government and Stakeholder Consultations, click to read more.

Dean Gargano

Senior Public Affairs Manager, Nestlé UK

Dean Gargano is Senior Public Affairs Manager at Nestlé UK, the British arm of the world’s largest food company. Since joining Nestlé in June 2015, Dean has led the company’s engagement and policy work on industrial strategy, skills and Brexit, click to read more.

James Rowlands

Lead Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Nationwide Building Society

James Rowlands is Lead Policy and Public Affairs Manager at Nationwide Building Society focused on mortgage policy and wider housing issues, payments, digital banking issues and Nationwide’s branch network, click to read more.