Peter Whittle (Founder and Director) is a journalist and broadcaster. He is a columnist for Standoint magazine, and a critic and feature-writer for the Sunday Times. He has contributed to the Spectator, the Sunday Telegraph, the Daily Mail and the LA Times amongst others, and has produced and directed factual programmes for all the major TV channels. He is a regular guest on BBC Newsnight Review, Sky News, Radio 2 and Radio 4, and has appeared recently on BBC's Daily Politics, The One Show, ITV Tonight Extra and Channel Five News. He was the host of Culture Clash, a weekly cultural review show on 18 Doughty Street Talk TV. His latest book, Being British: What's Wrong with It? (Biteback) was published in 2012
Dawn Steeves (Secretary) arrived in London from New York in 2006 and worked for the London based think tank the International Policy Network as Manager of Fundraising and Special Events. Previously, Dawn worked for four years in New York as the Director of Development and Marketing for the Foundation for Cultural Review which publishes the monthly journal The New Criterion. She has just completed her masters degree in Arts Policy at University College London.
Marc Sidwell (Research Fellow) is a freelance writer, a member of the Organising Committee for the Henry Jackson Society and co-founder of the Champagne Charlies discussion group. He also campaigns for the revival of liberal education in Britain. He is co-editing a liberal education reader from Plato to the present day titled The School of Freedom. Marc posts articles on liberal education to the Social Affairs Unit website and elsewhere. He is currently writing a book with the SAU on the relationship of religion and poverty. He is a regular guest on 18 Doughty Street's Culture Clash.
Dominic Hilton (Research Fellow) is a journalist and broadcaster based in the UK and USA. In 2001 he helped launch the online magazine openDemocracy, where he worked as an editor and columnist for the next four years. His work is published in newspapers and magazines across the globe and he appears regularly on TV and radio, often as himself.
Elizabeth Drury (Head of Press) has been a journalist and broadcaster for over 13 years. In addition, her career has included working for Conservative Central Office and The Cancer Research Campaign as a Press Officer. She has coordinated the press coverage for South East London seats in the 2005 General Election campaign.