Nat co-founded The Constitution Society in 2009. He spent most of his career in finance and is Chairman of Scotgold Resources. He was Chief Executive of IG Group plc before retiring in 2006 and served as an independent director of the London Metal Exchange between 2008 and 2016. Nat holds an MA in Law from Cambridge University and an MSc in Anthropology from University College London.View Nat le Roux's Publications
Andrew has written extensively on constitutional issues and worked in academic, political and public policy environments.
In his consultancy role at The Constitution Society he focuses on strategic direction, research programmes and dissemination. He is Lecturer in Politics and Contemporary History, King’s College London.View Dr. Andrew Blick's Publications
Symone studied law at the University of Nottingham, graduating in 2014. After working for the Ministry of Justice for a year, she joined the Constitution Society in April 2016.View Symone Clark-McGuire's Publications
Lucy joined the Constitution Society as Research Fellow in March 2016. She has since published ‘Talking to the Guardians: The Constitutional Role of the House of Lords.’
Lucy attained a BA in History from the University of Oxford, before completing an MA in Contemporary British History at King’s College London. She previously worked as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Social Justice, and as a research and policy intern at both Faiths Forum for London and History & Policy.View Lucy Atkinson's Publications
Chair of Trustees
David Mundy is a partner in Bircham Dyson Bell, Solicitors and Parliamentary Agents. David specialises in public and administrative law with a particular interest in constitutional matters and the powers of public bodies.
David is a BA from Bristol University and has a diploma in EU law.
Lisa co-founded The Constitution Society in 2009. She qualified as a solicitor in both London and Hong Kong and worked for Herbert Smith and Clifford Chance before moving in-house with Citigroup and then Morgan Stanley.
Lisa now works as a legal consultant. She has an LLB from Bristol University.
Jo co-founded The Constitution Society in 2009. Her background is in corporate finance and commerce. She worked in the City and in Hong Kong, latterly as a partner of Richards Butler and a director of the Listing Division of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
She has an MA in Law from Cambridge University and qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and Hong Kong.
Andrew worked for 39 years as a Clerk in the House of Commons, retiring in 2017 after five years as Clerk of Committees. He has written and lectured on parliamentary and constitutional issues throughout his career and is the editor (with Professor Robert Blackburn) of the second-heaviest book on Parliament – Parliament: Functions, Practice and Procedures (second edition of Griffith & Ryle, Thomson Sweet & Maxwell 2002).
Sebastian is President of the United Kingdom Constitutional Law Association and a Senior Lecturer in Public Law at the Kent Law School and a Barrister of the Inner Temple. As well as publishing on the law relating to terrorism he is the editor (with Professor Maurice Sunkin) of The Nature of the Crown (Oxford University Press 1999).
Stuart is a journalist and author. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Essex and an Associate Director of the Democratic Audit, an independent research organisation which audits democracy and human rights in the UK.
Stuart was a founder of the constitutional reform campaign group Charter88 and was editor of the New Statesman from 1987–91.
John is Downing Professor Emeritus of the Laws of England at the University of Cambridge. He is a leading authority on English legal history and the author of numerous publications in that field.
John is a Fellow of the British Academy.
Vernon is Research Professor at the Institute for Contemporary British History, King’s College London. He was formerly Professor of Government at Oxford University and Senior Tutor and Vice-Principle at Brasenose College, Oxford. He has written widely on government and politics.
Vernon has been an adviser to government and parliamentary bodies. He is a fellow of the British Academy.View Professor Vernon Bogdanor CBE's Publications
Sionaidh holds the Anniversary Chair in Law and is co-director of the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context at Queen Mary University of London. Prior to coming to Queen Mary she was for many years Professor of European and Human Rights law at the University of Oxford, and before that Professor of Law at King’s College London.
Christopher was founding Chairman of the Better Government Initiative, which campaigns for more effective design and delivery of government policy in Britain. His career has spanned academia, business and the civil service. Christopher has held academic positions at Oxford, MIT and LSE where he served as Professor of Economics.
He has advised governments on issues as diverse as rail privatization and the poll tax and is the author of numerous works on economic and public policy issues.
George Foulkes is a Labour member of the House of Lords. He was a Member of the House of Commons from 1979 – 2005 and a Member of the Scottish Parliament from 2007 – 2011.
From 1997 to 2001 George was Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Department for International Development and from 2001 – 2002 he was Minister of State at the Scotland Office.
Richard Gordon is a leading barrister in the fields of Public and Constitutional Law and Human Rights/Civil Liberties. He is a Visiting Professor at University College London and Honorary Professor at the University of Hong Kong.
Richard has acted in many of the most important Constitutional and Human Rights cases in recent years and appears regularly before the UK appellate courts as well as before the European Court of Justice and European Court of Human Rights.View Professor Richard Gordon QC's Publications
Dominic has been Conservative MP for Beaconsfield since 1997 after working as a barrister and serving in the Territorial Army and as a Hammersmith councillor. He first joined the front bench of the opposition in 1999 as a spokesperson on Constitutional Affairs.
He was Attorney General from 2010 to 2014. Presently he is a member of the House of Commons Standards and Privileges Committee.
Robert is Professor of Government and the Constitution at University College London. He founded the UCL Constitution Unit in 1995 and served for many years as its Director before retiring in 2015.
Alan Howarth sits as a Labour peer in the House of Lords. He was Member of Parliament for Stratford-on-Avon from 1983 to 1997 and for Newport East from 1997 to 2005. Alan was Minister for Schools (1989-90) and Minister for Higher Education and Science (1990-92)
He resigned from the Conservative Party and joined the Labour Party in 1995, serving subsequently as Employment Minister and Minister for Disabled People (1997-98) and Minister for the Arts (1998-2001).
David was the leader of Cambridge City Council from 2000 to 2005 and Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Cambridge between 2005 and 2010.
Since the 2010 election he has been a legal academic at the University of Cambridge.View Professor David Howarth's Publications
Malcolm Jack was Clerk of the House of Commons from 2006-2011. He is editor of the current, twenty-fourth edition of Erskine May’s Parliamentary Practice, 2011.
He lectures and writes on constitutional and historical subjects, having published books and papers on British, European and South African history.View Sir Malcolm Jack's Publications
Eleanor has been Conservative Member of Parliament for Epping Forest since 1997. She served in a number of opposition posts, including Shadow Minister for Justice from 2007-2010. She was from 2010 – 2013 a member of the House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee, and during 2011-2012 was a member of the Joint Committee on the Draft House of Lords Reform Bill.
Eleanor has been a Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons since 2013.
Tom was Permanent Secretary of the Lord Chancellor’s Department and Clerk of the Crown in Chancery. Since retiring from the civil service he has chaired a number of government inquiries; he also sits on the board of the Better Government Initiative.
Robert Maclennan is a Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords. He was a Member of the House of Commons from 1966-2001. Robert was a Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Department of Prices and Consumer Protection from 1974-1979. He was leader of the Social Democratic Party from 1987-1988 and joint leader of the Social and Liberal Democrats during 1988.
He has served on numerous select committees in both Houses, and is presently a member of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution.
Dawn is Emeritus Professor of Constitutional Law at University College London. She has served as a Member of the Royal Commission on Reform of the House of Lords and Chair of the UK Constitutional Law Group. Dawn is a Fellow of the British Academy and was Treasurer of the Middle Temple in 2011.View Professor Dawn Oliver QC's Publications