Ann Hallam, Chairman
Formerly a partner (now consultant) in a City law firm, she has been in the law for around 30 years, both in practice and as a tutor of law at Nottingham University following graduation. Prior to entering the law, Ann worked in both commerce and retail management.
Dr Gill Samuels, Vice Chairman
Gill Samuels is a Trustee of the Science Museum, a member of Council of UCL, and of the Board of the Cheltenham Festivals. Before her retirement she worked in the pharmaceutical industry, firstly in research, then in international policy and public affairs, working with governments, international organisations and NGOs. She has 3 stepdaughters, 3 nieces and 3 god-daughters - all good things come in 3s!
Doris Suckling, Hon Teasurer
A late developer after graduating in 2000 from University of East London and then a Masters from Birkbeck College, Doris runs an accountancy practice in Brentwood Essex. Now semi-retired, she has been a member of the Club for more than 3 years and looks upon it as her City home from home. Doris’ intention is to become a Club Character and age disgracefully!
Heather-Anne Hubbell, Hon Secretary
Heather-Anne Hubbell is a specialist in governance, risk management and strategic planning. She has her own consulting firm, focusing on the financial services sector. She has worked for and with global international investment and banking groups as well as with regulators in numerous countries. Outside of office hours Heather-Anne dabbles in learning languages, loves to travel and enjoys learning about the local food and wine specialties in the countries she visits.
Sylvie is French and British National. She spent her youth and formative years in France, Germany, Austria, Ceylon, the Middle East and North Africa – studying at universities in Cologne, Nancy, the Sorbonne, Nanterre and Geneva. She is now a free-lance and consultant interpreter for various international organisations, government and industry and is Associate Lecturer at the University of Leeds.
Abigail originally read for the Bar, qualified as a teacher and was then commissioned to serve in the Royal Army Education Corps. She has worked as an interpreter/liaison officer, development consultant and Executive Director of the Danish-UK Chamber of Commerce. Her public appointments have included being a JP and Chairing the Cornwall Healthcare Trust. Abigail has also worked as an inspector for the Good Food Guide for nearly thirty years. She enjoys theatre, music and the visual arts – and lively conversation in good company. Abigail has been a member of the Club for over thirty years.
Judy Larkin is a specialist in reputation and crisis management. She is a senior research fellow at the Centre for Risk Management at King’s College, London and lectures at a number of universities and business schools. Judy has written numerous articles and has had two books published on these subjects.
Away from work Judy is a sculptor and enjoys opera, gardening and good company in decent wine bars. She is also interested in electoral reform and acts as an international election observer, most recently in Sudan.
Isabella started her career as a graduate trainee at the BBC, and worked on programmes ranging from Horizon to Wogan. She has also worked in publishing and events management, has been a governor of a girls’ boarding school and latterly has been involved in the fashion industry – high fashion shoes for the young mass market, a business which she started from scratch and which now sells shoes to large multiple stores in the UK and abroad.
Ginny is an employment solicitor with her own practice, having previously been a senior solicitor in the Government Legal Service and also a partner in private price. She writes about and teaches employment law.
Dr Christine Allison
Having graduated in Drama/Theatre Studies at London University, Christine went on to complete a PhD thesis at Exeter University. She was subsequently made an honorary fellow of Exeter University. In her early years, she worked as an actress and later wrote freelance magazine articles on the offspring of famous fathers, also forming a touring theatre company as well as assisting her husband in his graphic design practice.
Kay Lacey is a Company Director of a retail company in Sussex and part owns a small family farm in Wiltshire. Formerly an academic she has recently worked as an online journalist and web publisher. She has been the Club Library Talks organizer several times and has served on the Library Committee
for many years.
Fiona Lazareff lives with her husband and five children in Paris but is always finding excuses to come to London and stay at the Club.
Having studied Economics at university, she started out as an economist in the City, before working in Hong Kong and New York.
In 1990 she dropped out of the world of finance and launched "Boulevard" a magazine about arts culture, food and fashion, in Paris.
Today she is editor-in-chief of divento.com, a website on European culture which was launched by Vivendi Universal in 2001.
She also spends time competing side saddle and is Champion of France 2010, 2011 and 2012.