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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

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 a 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 Senior Conference Administrator and Communications and Change Manager. In December 2012, she was promoted to Director of Delivery and Communications, and in April 2015 took on additional responsibility as Director of Operations. Committed to continuous innovation, Jo’s strengths include strategic business planning, integrated operational delivery and complex change management. She now leads a large and dynamic cross functional team, overseeing the day to day running of Wiston House as well as operational delivery of all Wilton Park events.

Prior to Wilton Park, Jo worked in private sector sales and marketing. As Marketing Manager at Groupe Elis Paris, she was responsible for all sales and new product development in both Europe and Asia, and previously worked for Northern Foods Ltd as National Account Manager / Brand Manager with responsibility for managing a range of accounts across the UK’s top grocery multiples.

As part of Wilton Park’s Senior Management Team, Jo shares in the overall leadership of the organisation and is responsible for the effective and efficient management of Wiston House, as well as all other operating locations. A CIPR Accredited PR Practitioner, Jo also has responsibility for internal communications and oversees delivery of the annual Civil Service People Survey.

Roshan Nadarajah, Head of Finance

Roshan joined Wilton Park in March 2021 as Head of Finance. He has over 20 years’ experience working in senior finance roles in SMEs and public listed companies within international staffing and UK food manufacturing sectors.

Roshan has a proven track record in developing finance teams with a focus on driving efficiencies and supporting strategic objectives. Roshan is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).