Programme Committee

The Programme Committee supports Ditchley’s mission by meeting biannually to shape and discuss the future conference programme. Ditchley draws on the broad range of expertise of the committee members to select ideal Chairs and identify candidate invitees to ensure rich discussions at each conference.

Future meeting dates:
Wednesday 23 October, 2024

  • The Rt Hon. Douglas Alexander
    Visiting Professor, New York University (Abu Dhabi); Director, Consequitur Limited
  • James Arroyo OBE
    Director, The Ditchley Foundation
  • Mr Rüdiger Bohn
    Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Germany to the United Kingdom
  • Mr Robert Fry
    Deputy High Commissioner, High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom
  • Mr Will Hines
    Director for Strategy, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Mr Darren Jones MP
    Member of parliament for Bristol North West
  • Minister Hiroshi Matsuura
    Japan's Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary in the United Kingdom
  • Ms Alison McGovern MP
    Member of Parliament for Wirral South
  • Professor Rana Mitter OBE FBA
    Professor of History and Politics of Modern China, Oxford University China Centre
  • Ms Sonia Sodha
    Chief Leader Writer and Columnist, The Observer