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Senior Management Team

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

Tom Cargill, Chief Executive

Twitter: @tom1cargill

Previously the CEO of British Expertise International, Tom brings his extensive experience in UK foreign policy, trade, international development and infrastructure.

Tom has served as founder, CEO and remains Chair of the not-for-profit British Foreign Policy Group. He previously developed an international Business Development Strategy for the engineering multinational, Bechtel, and spent 10 years at Chatham House.

Jo Lawrance, Chief Operating Officer

Jo joined Wilton Park in June 2001 where her early positions included responsibility for communications, operational delivery and change. Since 2018, Jo has held the position of Chief Operating Officer and is a member of the Senior Management Team leading a large and dynamic cross functional team responsible for the operational delivery of Wiston House.

Prior to Wilton Park, Jo worked in private sector sales and marketing. Her responsibilities included sales and new product development in both Europe and Asia, and managing a range of accounts across the UK’s top grocery multiples.

Helen Moore, Director of Finance

Helen joined Wilton Park in January 2022 following a career in people-based services in organisations delivering care services, producing video games and tour operating.

Helen’s key strengths are making finance understood by the whole organisation creating a culture of cost awareness and ownership, developing people and encouraging open dialogue to help the organisation grow. 

She is committed to continuous improvement and always looking for an easier solution to a problem.

Helen is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), qualifying in 2002.