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  1. John Barlow

    John Barlow


    John Barlow FRS (1799–1869) was an Anglican cleric and Secretary of the Royal Institution of Great Britain (1843–1860) and later Chaplain-in-Ordinary at Kensington Palace.

  2. Wilfred Dunderdale

    Wilfred Dunderdale


    Commander Wilfred Albert (Biffy) Dunderdale MBE (24 December 1899 – 13 November 1990) was a British spy and intelligence officer. It has been suggested that Dunderdale was used by Ian Fleming as a basis for the character of James Bond.

  3. Tim Thorogood

    Tim Thorogood


    Timothy "Tim" Rupert Thorogood (born 15 May 1962) is a British administrator who served as Chief Executive of the Falkland Islands from 2008 until 2012.

  4. John Warburton Paul

    John Warburton Paul


    Sir John Warburton Paul GCMG OBE MC (29 March 1916 – 31 March 2004) was a British government official, best known as a prolific administrator for 20 years of various British overseas territories around the world. He is probably most notable for being the last British administrator of the Gambia and the Bahamas as they gained independence during his service in those countries.

  5. Charles Philip Haddon-Cave

    Charles Philip Haddon-Cave


    Sir Charles Philip Haddon-Cave (better known as Philip Haddon-Cave; Chinese: 夏鼎基爵士 ), KBE, CMG (6 July 1925 – 27 September 1999) was Financial Secretary of Hong Kong from 1971 to 1981. During the period when he was in charge of the economic policy of the Hong Kong government, he adopted "positive non-interventionism" as its chief principle. He was subsequently appointed Chief Secretary, in which post he served from 1981 to 1985.

  6. Anne Owers

    Anne Owers


    Dame Anne Elizabeth Owers, DBE (née Spark; born 23 June 1947) was Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons. Owers was the fifth holder of the post, appointed in August 2001, succeeding David Ramsbotham. Her appointment was renewed in June 2006 and in March 2008. She is currently chair of the Independent Police Complaints Commission. Prior to this, she directed JUSTICE, the UK-based human rights and law reform organisation.

  7. Tom Scholar

    Tom Scholar


    Thomas Whinfield Scholar, known commonly as Tom Scholar, is a British civil servant who is a director of the nationalised bank, Northern Rock and was previously Chief of Staff for Gordon Brown at 10 Downing Street. He is currently the Second Permanent Secretary to the Treasury and heads the department's International and Finance Directorate.

  8. Carl Aschan

    Carl Aschan


    Carl Aschan (6 May 1906 – 27 July 2008) was a Swedish-born British intelligence officer and spy during World War II. Aschan later helped to track down some of Adolf Hitler's associates following the defeat of Nazi Germany.

  9. Andrew George

    Andrew George


    Andrew George is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at Brigham Young. George has also been a member of the Buffalo Bills

  10. Lawrence Aubrey Wallace

    Lawrence Aubrey Wallace


    Sir Lawrence Aubrey Wallace (2 February 1857 - 26 January 1942) was a British colonial administrator. He was the administrator of North-Eastern Rhodesia from April 1907 to January 1909, administrator of North-Western Rhodesia from January 1909 to August 1911, and administrator of Northern Rhodesia from August 1911 until March 1921.

  11. Elizabeth Filkin

    Elizabeth Filkin


    Elizabeth Jill Filkin CBE (born 24 November 1940) is a British public functionary and former civil servant. She was the United Kingdom's Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards between February 1999 and 2002.

  12. Paul Jenkins (barrister)

    Paul Jenkins (barrister)


    Paul Jenkins, QC (Hon), is a British lawyer. Since 2006, he has been the Chief Executive and Permanent Secretary of the Treasury Solicitor's Department (TSol), and holds the official title of Her Majesty's Procurator General and Treasury Solicitor. As Treasury Solicitor, he also holds the office of the Queen's Proctor and is Head of the Government Legal Service. He took office as Treasury Solicitor in August 2006 and was appointed Queen's Counsel (honoris causa) on 30 March 2009. The rank of honorary QC, which cannot be used in professional practice, is open to members of the legal profession, the judiciary and legal scholars.

  13. William Wilberforce Bird (MP)

    William Wilberforce Bird (MP)


    William Wilberforce Bird (2 July 1758 – 19 April 1836), financier, merchant, civil servant and author, was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Coventry from 1796 to 1802.

  14. James Masterton-Smith

    James Masterton-Smith


    Sir James Edward Masterton-Smith (24 August 1878 - 4 May 1938) KCB, 1919; CB 1915 was a British civil servant.

  15. Francis Verner Wylie

    Francis Verner Wylie


    Sir Francis Verner Wylie, GCIE, KCSI, ICS (9 August 1891 – 1970) was an Indian Civil Servant.

  16. Augustus Rivers Thompson

    Augustus Rivers Thompson


    Sir Augustus Rivers Thompson KCSI CIE (1829 – 27 November 1890) served as Chief Commissioner of the British Crown Colony of Burma from April 1875 to March 1878. He was Lieutenant-Governor of Bengal between 1882 and 1887.

  17. Charles Mitchell

    Charles Mitchell


    Charles Mitchell MA (Oxon) is a Professor of Law at University College London. He is one of the leading common law experts on unjust enrichment and the law of trusts, and author of two leading textbooks and one practitioner's book.

  18. Sir Michael Barber

    Sir Michael Barber


    Sir Michael Barber (born 24 November 1955) is a British educationist and Chief Education Advisor to Pearson. In the past, Barber served as a partner and head of the global education practice at McKinsey, advisor to Prime Minister Tony Blair and a global expert on education reform and implementation of large-scale system change. He has worked for over 20 years in education and government reform and improvement. Sir Michael currently serves as Co-Chair of Boston Consulting Group’s not-for-profit foundation, Centre for Public Impact

  19. Henry Hesketh Bell

    Henry Hesketh Bell


    Sir Henry Hesketh Joudou Bell GCMG (1864–1952) was a British colonial administrator and author.

  20. Lee Stack

    Lee Stack


    Sir Lee Oliver Fitzmaurice Stack GBE, CMG (1868 – 19 November 1924) was a British army officer and Governor-General of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. On 19 November 1924, he was shot and assassinated while driving through Cairo.

  21. Jagjit Singh Taunque

    Jagjit Singh Taunque


    Dr Jagjit Singh Taunque MBE, DL (Hindi: ) is the Deputy Lieutenant of the West Midlands. He has represented the Birmingham Inter Faiths Council on the University Court since 1995, becoming an Honorary Life Member of the Court in 1998. He is also Chairman of the Birmingham Valuation Tribunal and of the Punjab Culture Centre, Trustee of Birmingham Council of Faiths and Patron of Birmingham International Council. He hails from a Saini Sikh family from the Indian diaspora in UK.

  22. William Hood Treacher

    William Hood Treacher


    Sir William Hood Treacher, K.C.M.G. (1 December 1849 – 3 May 1919). British colonial administrator in Borneo and the Straits Settlements.

  23. Peter Andrew Waterworth

    Peter Andrew Waterworth


    Peter Andrew Waterworth (born 15 April 1957) is a British barrister and diplomat, who was the Governor of Montserrat from 2007 to 2011.

  24. James Dyer

    James Dyer


    Sir James Dyer (1510–1582) was a judge and Speaker of the House of Commons during the reign of Edward VI of England.

  25. Dudley Seers

    Dudley Seers


    Dudley Seers (1920–1983) was a British economist who specialised in development economics. After his military service with the Royal Navy he taught at Oxford and then worked for various UN institutions. He was the director of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex from 1967 till 1972.

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