Advisory Board

The Rt. Hon the
Lord Willetts FRS
Chair of the Advisory Board and NED

Lord (David) Willetts served as the Member of Parliament for Havant, as a Paymaster General in the last Conservative Government and as a Minister for Universities and Science, including responsibilities for Space.


Also, David created the Newton Fund whilst Science Minister to promote science and research capabilities.

Mischa Dohler

Mischa Dohler is full Professor in Wireless Communications at King’s College London, driving cross-disciplinary research and innovation in technology, sciences and arts. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET); and a Distinguished Member of Harvard Square Leaders Excellence.


He is a serial entrepreneur; composer & pianist with 5 albums on Spotify/iTunes; and fluent in 6 languages. He acts as policy advisor on issues related to digital, skills and education. He has had ample coverage by national and international press and media.

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Vice Admiral Sir
Clive Johnstone KBE CB
Geopolitics & International Partnerships

Sir Clive Johnstone is a recently retired Vice Admiral who until recently was NATO's Maritime Commander and principal maritime advisor to SACEUR. He has an impressive international and policy network and a broad strategic understanding. 


He has led Ships, Operational Commands and Headquarters and has a reputation as a change agent and innovator as well as having the ability to spot talent and enable others to shine. He is a proud champion of diversity and is an elite sports mentor - bringing an understanding of 'winning' into his daily business.

Peter Townsend
Marine Insurance

Peter's work experience includes insurance in Lloyd’s syndicates, reinsurance in Dennis M Clayton and hull and liability underwriting in Swiss Re. Peter was elected to the Joint Hull Committee in 2010, and was elected Chairman of that body in 2013.


He regularly lectures at the Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, the technical courses for the Chartered Insurance Institute and has spoken at IUMI and Salvage conferences.

Matthew Gilpin
Legal & NED

Matthew has a proven record in a variety of investment and corporate management related disciplines including asset management, law, compliance, regulation, tax structuring, corporate governance, regulation, litigation, equity markets, fundraising, and human resource management.