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Downside Up Trustees

Jeremy Barnes lived in Moscow from 1993 to 1998 working for Brunswick UBS, an investment bank. He currently lives in Switzerland.
Anna Portugalova is director of Russian charitable fund Downside Up.
Martin Thomas is an experienced charity trustee and works in the UK.

Emeritus Trustees

Irina Astiegevich works in the digital industry in the UK
Richard Brindle works in the insurance industry in London UK.
Veronique Garrett is the mother of five children including one with Down's syndrome
Kirill Gromov works in the financial services industry in Moscow.
Marlen Manassov is based in Moscow, member of Board of Directors of UBS investment bank.

Downside Up Patrons

  • A.S. Voloshin, head of the RF presidential administration in 1999 – 2003, Chairman of Board of directors of Joint Stock Company Freight One, ex-Adviser to Head of RF Presidential administration, financial expert.
  • Kate Adie, British journalist and former chief news correspondent of the BBC.
  • Cherie Booth QC, British barrister, married to Tony Blair.
  • Michael Brindle QC, leading barrister in Commercial Litigation.
  • Professor Niall Ferguson, British historian. He specializes in financial and economic history as well as the history of empire.
  • Ralph Fiennes, British actor.
  • Right Honourable Boris Johnson MP is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • Philip Marsden ,English travel writer and novelist.
  • Rosa Monckton, non-executive chair of famous jewelers Asprey London and Garrard London. She is also president of KIDS, a national charity caring for children with disabilities and their families, and patron of Down Syndrome Education International, a British charity working to improve education for young people with Down syndrome.
  • Cherry Moore, English painter with Down syndrome. Her talent for art has been recognized via many commissions and a number of one-woman exhibitions.
  • Viktoria Mullova , internationally acclaimed violinist.
  • Lord Taylor of Goss Moor, politician in the United Kingdom.