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Alexander Norman has an MA in Philosophy and Theology and a Master’s degree in Oriental Studies (Tibetan and Himalayan Studies), both from the University of Oxford.  A long-time associate of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, he collaborated with the Tibetan leader on three of his bestselling books, including Ethics for the New Millennium. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Holder of the White Lotus, a history of the Dalai Lama institution and is currently working on a full-length biography of the present Dalai Lama.

 With encouragement and seed-funding from the Dalai Lama himself, he set up the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion and has been its Director since inception in 2014.

Simon Carpenter is a senior executive in the insurance industry. He currently divides his time between his home in the UK and his work responsibilities in Switzerland. Prior to his current role, he was CEO of a market research agency specialising in cross border and global matters for the financial services industry. He has a particular interest in the role that large corporate business could play in promoting the industrialisation of compassionate ethics and sees no conflict between them doing so and the generation of a fair return for their stakeholders.

Luke Montagu (Viscount Hinchingbrooke) is an entrepreneur who now spends most of his time overseeing his family’s estate at Mapperton in West Dorset. After graduating from Columbia University, Luke co-founded a series of technology, education and media businesses. In 2003 he co-founded the Met Film School, which he led as CEO until 2009.

Luke also co-founded the Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry, a group of experts committed to reducing the harm caused by psychiatric drugs.  Luke is also a trustee of the Inner Compass Initiative.

Isabelle White is Chairman of Help Tibet, giving practical support for exiled Tibetan refugees living in Nepal and India, providing basic facilities including education, clean water, health, and sanitation Help Tibet was founded in 1988 and develops the self-sustainability of the Tibetan community, especially young people. Isabelle White is a trustee of the Matthew Wrightson Charity Trust and a former trustee of the Save The Children Fund.

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