RAND Europe Appoints New Members to Its Council of Advisors

For Release

July 10, 2012

RAND Europe has appointed three new members to its Council of Advisors to complement an existing body of distinguished associates.

The Council of Advisors is the advisory group to RAND Europe's governance body, which takes the form of a community interest company. The Council of Advisors supports RAND Europe in its mission to help improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis.

The three new members of the Council are:

Paul Adamson is editor-in-chief and founding publisher of E!Sharp, an online magazine about Europe and its place in the world. Based in Brussels throughout his career, Adamson has recently been awarded an OBE for services to promote understanding of the European Union. He is a patron of UACES as well as being a trustee for the Citizenship Foundation. He is also a board member of the Euclid network (the European organisation for the third sector and social entrepreneurs) and sits on the advisory board of the Washington European Society and the polling think tank YouGovCam.

Susan Hitch is the manager of Lord Sainsbury of Turville's pro bono programme and a broadcaster on arts and culture on BBC radio and television. She is a board member of the Institute for Government, Centre for Cities, Policy Network, Network for Progress and the Centre for European Reform. Susan is also a trustee of the Sigrid Rausing Trust, as well as being a member on the board for Weidenfeld Scholarships, Gate Theatre and the Orlando Consort. She was also a fellow of Magdalen College, where she taught historical English literature.

David Howarth is reader in law at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Clare College, which along with his other university affiliations have allowed him to develop ideas for a new master's degree in public policy. He was a member of the UK Parliament, representing Cambridge for five years while specialising in justice and environmental issues. Before that he was a member of the national policy committee of the Liberal Democrats, serving on the Council of the European Liberal Democrats.

Jonathan Grant, President of RAND Europe said, "Paul, Susan and David will make invaluable contributions to the success of RAND Europe given their vast experience. The diversity in their backgrounds and areas of expertise adds to our multidisciplinary approach to research and analysis. We are very excited that they have decided to become Council members."

Other RAND Europe trustees include: Michael Rich (chairman), president and CEO of the RAND Corporation; Sir John Boyd, chairman of Asia House; Lord Crisp, former chief executive of the National Health Service and permanent secretary of the Department of Health; Philippa Foster Back OBE, director, Institute of Business Ethics; Professor Frank Kelly FRS, master, Christ's College, University of Cambridge; Philip Lader, chairman, The WPP Group, former U.S. ambassador to the Court of St. James's; the Rt. Hon. Michael Portillo, broadcaster and political commentator, former member of Parliament; Gunvor Kronman, CEO of Hanaholmen — the Cultural Cooperation Centre for Finland and Sweden; and the Rt. Hon. Neil Kinnock, former leader of the Labour Party and former vice president of the European Commission.

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