Board of Directors

Charlie Goldsmith Associates Ltd is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board, guided by the UK Companies Act 2006, helps promote the success of the company while exercising independent judgement to manage the company for the benefit of the members and not for any individual member or group of members.

The Board is Chaired by Adrian Foster; of the consulting team, Charlie Goldsmith (Managing Director) and Jessica Gregson are members of the Board. The company also benefits from the experience and guidance of three non-executive directors, Sir Jonathan Phillips KCB, Brigadier James Ellery CBE, and Peter Freeman CBE, QC.


Adrian Foster

Adrian serves as the Chairman of the Board. He was a Vice President of Booz & Company (UK) Ltd, and was the Partner responsible for the development of the post-conflict and emerging public administration business at Booz & Company. Adrian works as an independent senior adviser in the transport and infrastructure sector.

Sir Jonathan Phillips KCB

Jonathan is currently Warden of Keble College, Oxford University. He spent more than thirty years as a civil servant, and was Permanent Secretary of the Northern Ireland Office from 2005 to 2010.

Brigadier James Ellery CBE

James is a Director of AEGIS, an international security and risk management company. He was formerly South Sudan coordinator of the United Nations Mission in Sudan, and previously a Senior Adviser to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad. In 1999 he established a new United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo and from 2001 to 2003 he was Chief of Staff of the United Nations Force in Sierra Leone.

Peter Freeman CBE, QC

Peter is a member of the Competition Commission and served as its Chairman from 2006-2011. He was previously head of the European Commission and Competition Law Group of the international law firm Simmons & Simmons. He was co-founder of and, until 2007, Chairman of the Regulatory Policy Institute, and is a Consulting Editor of Butterworth’ Competition Law. In March 2010 he was appointed honorary Queen’s Counsel.

Andrew Lewis

Executive members

Charlie Goldsmith, Managing Director

Jessica Gregson, Director

Kate Brankin, Company Secretary