CCF Patrons

Jonathan Thornton

Jonathan was a founder member of the original CCF council of reference and has been a CCF supporter for many years. He was a Philosophy, Politics & Economics student and a member of the Oxford University Conservative Association in the late-1960's. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and gaining an MBA, he worked in 3i and Close Brothers as an investment manager/director and is now involved as a director of Albion Development VCT plc and as a Trustee and Investment Committee Chair...

Lord McColl of Dulwich CBE

Lord McColl of Dulwich, CBE is a surgeon, professor and member of the House of Lords. Lord McColl was made a Life Peer for his work for disabled people in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 1989. From 1994-1997 he was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Prime Minister John Major. He was educated at Hutchesons’ Grammar ...

The Rt Hon Sir Desmond Swayne MP

Desmond Swayne was born in 1956 and was educated at Bedford School and St Andrews University. He was a School Master from 1981 to 1987 and a Manager with the Royal Bank of Scotland from 1987 to 1997 when he was elected to Parliament for the New Forest West constituency.

The Rt Hon Dame Caroline Spelman MP

Caroline Spelman MP is the Conservative MP for Meriden. Caroline was previously a CCF trustee and stepped down in 2010. She joined Parliament in 1997 as one of only 34 new Conservative MPs elected when she won the West Midlands seat. Born in 1958, she was educated at Herts and Essex Grammar School ...

Sir Julian Brazier TD

Julian Brazier is a former Member of Parliament for Canterbury and Whitstable. He was educated at Wellington College and won a scholarship in Mathematics to Oxford University. Julian worked for nine years with Charter Consolidated plc, (mining and industrial holding company), doing economic research ...

Murdo Fraser MSP

Murdo Fraser was born in Inverness in 1965 and educated at Inverness Royal Academy and thereafter at Aberdeen University, where he studied law. He has since worked as a solicitor in Aberdeen and Edinburgh and prior to his election to the Scottish Parliament was an associate with Ketchen and Stevens WS in Edinburgh ...

Jonathan Evans

Patron
Jonathan Evans was born in Tredegar, Monmouthshire in 1950.  He was educated at Lewis School Pengam, Howardian High School, Cardiff and the Law Society's Colleges of Law in Guildford and London.