Lieutenant General Sir Robert Fry KCB, CBE is Chairman of Albany Associates, former Executive Chairman of the McKinney Rogers Group and former CEO of Hewlett Packard’s defence and security business. He also served as Commandant General Royal Marines.
Steve Borthwick is a former international rugby player and currently England forwards coach. He played for Bath, Saracens and captained the senior England Rugby Union team between 2008 and 2010.
Kelly Gallagher MBE is the winner of the first ever gold medal for Britain on snow. She won the visually impaired Alpine Skiing Super G slalom event at the 2014 Sochi Games together with her guide Charlotte Evans.
Kate Howey MBE is one of Britain’s greatest judokas. She won a bronze medal at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992, a silver medal in Sydney in 2000 and represented Great Britain at four Olympic Games. She also carried the British flag at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
Michael Jamieson is a Scottish swimmer who won a silver medal in the 200m breaststroke at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. He also won a silver medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London where he broke the British 200m breaststroke record in all three of his swims.
Samantha Murray is a modern pentathlete who won silver at the London 2012 Olympic Games and a bronze at the 2012 World Championships in Rome.
Marilyn Okoro is a 400m and 800m runner who made her Olympic debut in Beijing in 2008 and represented England at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Ben Rushgrove is a silver-medalist in the T36 100m event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games and a bronze-medalist in the T36 200m at the 2012 Paralympics.
Heather Stanning MBE is an Olympic gold-medalist for coxless pair rowing, winning medals in 2012 and 2016. She also won gold medals in the 2014 and 2015 World Championships.
Amy Williams MBE is a former skeleton racer who won a gold medal at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and a silver in the 2009 World Championships.
Professor Douglas G. Altman is founder and Director of The Centre for Statistics in Medicine and Cancer Research UK Medical Statistics Group.
Tony Kendle is Creative Director at the Eden Project and responsible for overseeing the education programme, science outreach and horticulture.
Dr Raymond F. Schinazi is a scientist who is widely recognised for his contributions in the field of HIV and hepatitis B. Over 90% of HIV-infected individuals take at least one of the drugs he invented.
Dr David Skrbina is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan and a pioneer of ecophilosophy.
Dr Florence Muringi Wambugu is a global expert in plant biotechnology. She is known for her advocacy of using biotechnology to increase food production in Africa.
Arts and media
Ash Atalla is a TV producer responsible for producing The Office, The IT Crowd and Man Stroke Woman.
Mark Hawkins is former Chief Executive and Managing Director of international content company The Moment.
Simon Pitts is Managing Director for Online, Pay TV, Interactive & Technology at ITV.
Katherine Roberts is an author, best known for her fantasy trilogy The Echorium Sequence.
Sue Ryan is a media consultant, Director of the Henley Literary Festival and former Managing Editor of the Daily Telegraph.
Nigel Sharrocks is Non-Executive Chairman of Digital Cinema Media, former CEO of Aegis Media Global Brands and former Managing Director of Warner Bros where he oversaw the release of the Harry Potter and Matrix franchises.
Stewart Till CBE is CEO of Sonar Entertainment and former chairman and Chief Executive of United International Pictures.