T H E D L C T R U S T E E S
Geshe Tashi Tsering
Geshe Tashi Tsering was born in Tibet 1958. He studied Buddhism at Sera-Mey Monastic University in India for 18 years and was awarded the Lharampa Geshe degree (the equivalent of a doctorate in divinity). Since 1994 he has been the teacher at the Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London and he also leads Buddhist classes in other centres in the UK and in other countries. He created the Foundation of Buddhist Thought, a two year Buddhist studies course, which runs online and on campus.
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 founded and managed a series of technology and media businesses, including Kinexus Ltd (corporate television), Wide Learning Ltd (e-learning), Remote Productions Ltd (post production).
In 2003 he co-founded the Met Film School, which he led as CEO until 2009. Based at Ealing Studios, the Met Film School is one of the UK’s largest private media colleges, with over 1,000 students studying a range of MA, BA and shorter courses. He continues to support the school as a non-executive director.
Luke also co-founded the Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry, a group of experts committed to reducing the harm caused by psychiatric drugs. CEP’s work has led to greater engagement with this issue by politicians, medical bodies and the media.
Chonpel Tsering is the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for the UK and Scandinavia. He worked as the Secretary/Press & Information Officer at the Office of Tibet, London, from 2008 to 2013. He re-joined the Office of Tibet, London, as a Special Projects Coordinator at the end of January 2014 and has been working in that capacity since.
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 and a trustee of the Matthew Wrightson Trust.
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.