Our people

Wilton Park’s highly experienced staff consists of four dedicated teams: Corporate Services, Delivery, Operations and Policy. Our colleagues range from chefs and dining room personnel to policy researchers and programme directors, all working together to create the perfect environment for high-level debate and informal networking which make our residential events so valuable. These teams regularly recreate the unique style of our conferences in London and overseas.

There is a shared sense of pride and purpose among colleagues, most of whom are from the local community, which is evident in the longevity of service of our staff members (average: eight years). Our collaborative team approach enables us to maintain the highest quality in every service we provide. As well as employing permanent staff, Wilton Park also runs a very successful internship programme, and we are committed to the Government Apprentice Scheme.

We have the privilege of working for a local company which promotes peace, wealth and fairness in the world, with beautiful surroundings, interesting clients, and motivated colleagues.

Senior Management Team (SMT)

The SMT provides strategic leadership to Wilton Park,  offering support and advice to the Chief Executive to ensure the effective running of the organisation.

Monitoring and Evaluation Committee

Wilton Park has developed the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) process to allow us to gauge and record the impact of our conferences, and to improve the way we develop our future programmmes. The strategy is to design, implement and manage a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) approach which can assess the effectiveness and impact of Wilton Park’s work, provide insights and reflection to enable improvement, and help shape the development of future work.

The M&E system is also intended to provide longer-term trends about the impact of our work, provide evidence of the strengths and weaknesses of Wilton Park and our ability to deliver value for money.  It is also used to assist in ensuring that our strategies are aligned with stakeholders’ interests.

The process was developed with the assistance of Professor Robert Picciotto of King’s College London, who was Director-General of the Independent Evaluation Group at the World Bank from 1992-2002.


The M&E Committee assesses Wilton Park’s overall performance, improves and refines the M&E process, and ensures lessons learned are built back into our approach and work. The Committee reports biannually to the Wilton Park Advisory Council and highlights are shared with the WP Board. 


Myles Wickstead, Acting Chief Executive, Wilton Park (Chair)

Nicholas Colloff, OBE, Executive Director, Argidius Foundation

Robert van den Berg, President, International Development Evaluation Association

Elizabeth Evans, Head of Corporate Planning, Wilton Park

Nandini Mackay, Partnership Development Manager, Wilton Park

Edward Calvert, Programme Development Associate, Wilton Park


If you have any feedback on any aspect of our events, please contact nandini.mackay@wiltonpark.org.uk