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Unveiling the portrait of Wilton Park founder and warden, Sir Heinz Koeppler CBE


By dxw

The portrait of Sir Heinz was unveiled to the Wilton Park Advisory Council at their biannual meeting by our Chairman, Iain Ferguson CBE and Chief Executive Richard Burge.

The painting, by Jacqueline Williams, was commissioned by the Sir Heinz Koeppler Trust, in commemoration of his centenary last year. Sir Heinz founded Wilton Park in 1946 and ran the organisation until his retirement in 1977. The Trust established in his name, supports Wilton Park’s activities and conferences as part of their aim to educate policy makers and opinion formers from across the world.

The Wilton Park Advisory Council meets twice a year to ensure that our events meet the highest intellectual standards and that we maintain our reputation as a global centre of excellence. The Council consists of a wide range of experienced individuals drawn from academia, the media, trade unions, business, non-governmental organisations and institutions concerned with international relations.

Wilton Park Advisory Council meeting
Wilton Park Advisory Council meeting

Among those who attended the meeting were: Rachel Briggs, Director, Hostage UK and Freelance Researcher; Nicholas Colloff, Director of Strategy and Innovation, Oxfam GB; Sir John Holmes, Director, The Ditchley Foundation; Bridget Kendall, Diplomatic Correspondent, BBC; Sir Michael Leigh, KCMG, Senior Adviser, German Marshall Fund; Professor Robert Picciotto, Visiting Professor, King’s College London; Victor Sebestyen, historian and journalist; Dr Paola Subacchi, Research Director, International Economics Programme, Chatham House; Prof Myles Wickstead CBE, Visiting Professor, Open University; Simon Harris, Adviser, Associated British Foods plc; Paul Wilson, Director, Government Relations, De La Rue plc.

Further information

Wilton Park Advisory Council member biographies

The history of Wilton Park

In celebration of Sir Heinz Koeppler’s 100th birthday