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The Team

Speaker List

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David Cracknell

Strategic Communications Director

Big Tent Communications

Former Political Editor of The Sunday Times. Awarding-winning and experienced PR, crisis and reputation management specialist. Founded Big Tent Communications more than 12 years ago. Advised presidents, prime ministers, CEOs, FTSE firms, Premier League football club, Rolls-Royce, Tata Steel, De Beers, Northern Rock and Lloyds Bank. Work with Tavistock, and previously FTI, Hanover and Project Associates. We love campaigns of any kind.

Jo Morse

Director, Family Office Services

Summit Trust International

Jo has a wide range of experience in trust and company management, within which a wide range of real assets are managed, including fine art, vintage cars, shipping fleets, yachts, private equity and commercial and residential property. Jo manages an administration team providing bespoke private client trusteeship to ultra high value, complex international trust structures. In May 2018, Jo won Trustee of the Year at the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards held in London.

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Victoria Hoskins

Investment Director

Rathbone Greenbank Investments 

Victoria is an Investment Director with over 20 years’ experience in providing and managing investment solutions for charity and not for profit organisations, pension funds, trusts and private clients. Victoria is a Chartered Fellow of the CISI and a Chartered Wealth Manager; trustee of the Edward Gostling Foundation; advisor to the Stroke Association Investment Committee; board member of MRG, and a former trustee of the Lankelly Chase Foundation, latterly chairing the Investment Committee.

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Andy Summers

Associate Professor of Law

London School of Economics

Andy Summers is an Associate Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and an Associate of the International Inequalities Institute at LSE. His teaching and research focuses on tax law and policy, particularly the taxation of wealth. His work also investigates the measurement of inequality using tax data.

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Gary Ashford

Partner (non lawyer), Chartered Tax Adviser

Harbottle & Lewis 

Gary Ashford is a well-known international tax partner, with particular expertise in contentious tax matters. He previously held senior positions at HMRC and leading accountancy firms.

He has particular expertise in complex structures, including trusts and funds both in the UK and overseas, and supports non domicile and international clients in identifying areas of risk in their tax affairs. Gary is an expert on the various overseas tax agreements, international transparency, exchange of information and the increasing need for Substance.

Jon Conder



Jonathan advises UK and international private clients, trustees, foundations, family offices and private banks on all aspects of tax, trust, estate and succession planning, regulatory, immigration and philanthropic issues. Jonathan also has significant experience in assisting families and trustees in resolving disputes.

Zoe E. Wyatt

Partner - International & Crypto Tax


Zoe is a partner at Andersen in the UK. She specialises in international tax; developing the blue-print solution to her clients’ cross-border needs, bringing in specialist advice from Andersen Global member firms.

Zoe has always worked within the tech sector and, in particular, in the blockchain and crypto space since 2018. In 2019, she studied Blockchain Strategy with the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, to better understand the nature of her clients’ business and investments, to structure tax efficiently, mitigating double taxation risk.

Zoe and her team are predominantly advising on all the UK and cross-border tax aspects of offshoring for regulatory purposes (e.g. ICOs, crypto exchanges, derivative exchanges, DeFi etc.) 

Nicholas Connon


Quintel Intelligence  

Nicholas has participated in various national and global operations with the UK Government, international intelligence agencies and law enforcement organisations. Nicholas has 20 years of experience within the international intelligence community, directing and conducting investigations at the highest government and commercial levels and has worked on a variety of high-profile investigations including cases presented in front of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, The International Chamber of Commerce, The Court of Arbitration for Sport and the High Court in England.


Rebecca McNulty



Rebecca is Counsel in Ogier's Jersey Dispute Resolution team. Rebecca has significant experience across a broad range of general commercial litigation matters, contentious and cross border insolvency and restructuring, trust disputes and insurance related disputes.  She regularly advises local and international clients in actions often involving multiple parties in multiple jurisdictions from pre-litigation through to trial.


Angeli Arora


Mishcon de Reya

Angeli advises on a wide range of investment strategies around the world, including Asia and Africa, where she spent several years. Angeli's practice spans the investment spectrum – from special situations transactions, including activist/litigation strategies (a natural expansion of Mishcon’s market-leading litigation practice), to working with impact investors (a key focus for Mishcon Purpose)..


Gilead Cooper QC


Wilberforce Chambers

Gilead’s practice has a strong international element. He has appeared in the courts of Hong Kong, the BVI, Bermuda, Cayman and Nevis, and has been involved in litigation in Jersey, Guernsey and Gibraltar. In 2017 he provided expert advice in relation to the Panama Papers in Imran Khan’s action against Nawaz Sharif in the Pakistan Supreme Court which led to Sharif being removed as prime minister.

Gilead specialises in complex, high-value disputes, often involving allegations of fraud, breaches of trust and fiduciary duties, and professional negligence.


Nimesh Shah


Blick Rothenberg

Nimesh's background is in personal tax and he has over 15 years’ continuous experience in practice. Nimesh specialises in the interaction of personal and corporate tax matters, advising predominantly entrepreneurs from across a variety of industry sectors on all aspects of their personal and corporate tax affairs



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