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Board of Trustees

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. John Howell OBE MP is the current Chairman.

John Howell OBE MP


John has been the Conservative Member of Parliament for Henley since the June 2008 by-election. John was appointed as Chairman of the IPT Board of Trustees in September 2020. Click to read more.

Liz Twist MP

Vice Chair

Liz was first elected as Member of Parliament for Blaydon Constituency in June 2017, having previously worked for the trade union UNISON and latterly as a cabinet member on Gateshead Council. She currently serves as Shadow Minister for Local Services and Communities and chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Suicide and Self-Harm prevention, Rare Diseases, Water, and Parks and Green Spaces. Click to read more.

The Baroness Prosser OBE

Vice President

Baroness Prosser of Battersea (Margaret Prosser) 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.

The Rt Hon. The Baroness Kramer

Baroness Kramer of Richmond Park (Susan Kramer) joined the House of Lords in 2011 as a Liberal Democrat Peer. She is Treasury Spokesperson in the Lords for the Liberal Democrats and currently serves on the Economic Affairs Committee of the Lords. Click to read more.

Pauline Latham OBE MP

Pauline Latham OBE MP has been Member of Parliament for Mid-Derbyshire since the formation of the constituency in 2010. She joined the IPT Trustee Board in February 2019. Click to read more.

Dr Adam Marshall CBE

Adam Marshall was appointed Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce in October 2016 until March 2021, he has remained at the BCC in as a Non-Executive Director in Business Advisor role Click to read more.

Catherine McKinnell MP

Catherine was first elected as the Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne North in May 2010. Prior to entering Parliament she worked as an employment solicitor. She has served in various Shadow Ministerial roles Click to read more.

Edward McMullan

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.

Carol Monaghan MP

Carol was first elected as the Scottish National Party MP for Glasgow North West in 2015, serving as an MP continuously since then. Prior to her parliamentary career Carol gained an undergraduate degree in Laser Physics and Optoelectronics, latterly entering the teaching profession. Click to read more.

Amy Peters

Amy Peters is the Senior Director of Government Affairs and Policy for Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest and most comprehensive healthcare company. Click to read more.

James Rowlands

James is Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager at Nationwide Building Society, where he leads on external engagement and campaigning on housing issues. Click to read more.

Derek Thomas MP

Derek is the Conservative Member of Parliament for West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (St Ives). Before his election in 2015 Derek ran a small building company and specialised in the restoration and renewal of traditional stone-built cottages. He has also worked in the voluntary sector supporting people with learning difficulties. Click to read more.

Jake Vaughan

Jake is the Clerk of Committees at the House of Lords, leading the staff support for Lords select committee work. Click to read more.

The Lord Young of Norwood Green

Lord Young was appointed as a Labour Peer to the House of Lords in June 2004. Prior to his peerage, he served as General Secretary of the National Communications Union (1989–95), then joint General Secretary (1995–98), then Senior Deputy General Secretary (1998–2002) of the Communication Workers Union. Click to read more.

Daniel Zeichner MP

Daniel entered Parliament at the 2015 General Election, unseating Lib Dem Julian Huppert, was appointed Shadow Minister for Food, Farming and Fisheries in 2020. Click to read more.