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Patrons' Circle

The Institute for the Future of Work's Patrons' Circle is made up of an influential group of forward-thinking philanthropists who believe no-one should be left behind by technological innovation.

Lord Robin Hodgson

Lord Hodgson was Member of Parliament for Walsall North from 1976-9. He then worked for the Conservative Party in a voluntary capacity becoming Deputy Chairman 1996-2000. In 2000 he was made a Life Peer. He was a Conservative Front Bench spokesman on Trade & Industry and Home Affairs 2002-2006. He has taken particular interest in the impact of population change on our country and our society and has published two pamphlets on this topic. Lord Hodgson has significant expertise in Parliamentary affairs, charities, and finance.

Jon Hall

Jon is an External Member of the Bank of England Financial Policy Committee. He holds an MA in Physics and Philosophy from Exeter College, Oxford, and is currently researching for a PhD in Philosophy of Mind at Edinburgh University. Previously, Jon was a Partner and Head of North American Interest Rate Products at Goldman Sachs and worked at Credit Suisse Financial Products in London, Tokyo, Sydney and Hong Kong. Now living in North Devon, Jon is a philanthropist and keen endurance athlete. He is a specialist in financial policy and has significant expertise in the development of indices.

Dr. Klaus Zumwinkel

Dr. Klaus Zumwinkel spent more than eighteen years as CEO of Deutsche Post DHL following ten years at McKinsey and five years as CEO of one of the largest German retail companies. He successfully transformed the organisation from the state-owned German Postal Service into one of the world’s largest logistics companies, with now 570,000 employees and serving over 220 countries and territories. He was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Telekom and Board Member of many international firms including Lufthansa and Morgan Stanley. Klaus is a specialist in labour markets and technological transformation.

John Fairbairn

John holds an MA in Social Anthropology. He is the Founder and Managing Director of 3PS Partners and has 15 years’ experience as an entrepreneur and early-stage investor; Director of IMET2000 International Medical Education Trust and has been a trustee of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation since 2011. John has significant expertise in education and Artificial Intelligence.

Ahmad Butt

Ahmad holds an MBA from University of Oxford, Saïd Business School, and degrees in robotics from Karachi and Carnegie Mellon Universities. Ahmad was an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley from 2007 to 2013 and is now CEO and Managing Partner at Jetstone Asset Management, a multi-asset management firm, harnessing the power of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and cutting-edge research to investigate and solve some of the hardest problems in finance. Ahmad is an expert in the field of Artificial Intelligence and robotics.

Jason Stockwood (former member)

Jason holds a BA in Philosophy from Bolton University. He is currently on the UK board of B Corp; Chairman of the mental health and wellbeing start-up Sanctus; and Vice Chairman of Simply Business – a business insurance provider trying to disrupt financial services with technology, service and data. He is also an investor in early-stage tech businesses through his vehicle called 53 Degrees Capital – a new type of private fund where a network of entrepreneurs will back entrepreneurs and the firm's proceeds from investment returns will be used to fund social projects rather than personal wealth. Jason has significant expertise in social investment and place-based approaches.

Ian Lamming (former member)

Ian is CEO of Tristan Capital Partners, a leading European real-estate investment management firm based in London. He began his career as an investment manager at Baillie Gifford in the UK. He was then Head of Latin American Strategy in New York for Flemings, and Co-Head of European Research in London for Morgan Stanley, before founding Tristan Capital Partners in 2009.Ian has a B.A. in law from Oxford University and also acts as Advisor to the Gaia Foundation.

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