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It is thanks to the support of our donors that the Trust has been able to attract the most talented individuals and to build a world class network that crosses national boundaries, cultural divides and a range of disciplines from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

"We ought to approach our politics with a sense of optimism for the future. There is so much of good that can be done if we seize the opportunities which a modern world makes available."

A UK residency programme, bringing emerging leaders together with those leading their field for a lively exchange of ideas, world views and experiences providing new perspectives, friendships and a lifetime commitment to good governance.

Baroness Smith of Gilmorehill

Baroness Smith of Gilmorehill

Life peer and widow of John Smith. Founding member of the John Smith Trust.

David Charters

David Charters

Partner in the investment banking firm Partner Capital, author, and former magistrate.

Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith

Scottish Advocate with Arnot Manderson and daughter of John Smith.