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Dalwardin Babu OBE served as a senior officer in the Metropolitan police for 30 years and was the first chair of the National Association of Muslim Police.

Sir Quentin Blake is one of the most popular and enduring illustrators in the world today. Since 1960 he has illustrated over 250 books by many writers, including Joan Aiken, Michael Rosen and most famously Roald Dahl. He also writes and illustrates his own picture books. In 1999 he was appointed the first Children’s Laureate.

Jeremy Carver CBE is a leading international lawyer. He is a senior advisor to Transparency International, and is a long-term board member and overseer of International Rescue Committee. 

Lauren Child MBE is an award-winning author and illustrator, best known for the Charlie and Lola picture book series and for Clarice Bean.

Frances Corner OBE (Chair) is head of the London College of Fashion and a Professor of Art and Design Education. She is currently Chair of the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes and is an adviser to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on the Creative Economy.

Sarah Culshaw is a partner at UK law firm Collyer Bristow LLP. Before retraining as a lawyer she worked as an illustrators’ agent, founding her own artists' agency, Sharp Practice.

Nicholas Durbridge is the Chairman and CEO of the Copyrights Group which he co-founded in 1984.

Peter Fineman was the joint founder of Fineman Ross, specialists in commercial property investment, and remains one of the senior partners.

Judy Gibbons is a non-executive director of the Guardian Media Group, Michael Kors, Hammerson plc, and Virgin Money Giving. Her career spans 35 year in technology at Hewlett-Packard, Apple Computer and Microsoft.

Elizabeth Gibson is an intellectual property lawyer with a particular interest in copyright. She is a member of the BBC’s legal department where she advises on all aspects of copyright.

Ghislaine Kenyon works as a freelance education specialist and was previously the Head of Learning at Somerset House. 

Sir Alan Parker is Chairman of the PR Group Brunswick, which he founded in 1987. 

Claudia Zeff (Deputy Chair) has curated several exhibitions for House of Illustration and is Creative Consultant to Quentin Blake.