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Downside Up Trustees

Kirill Gromov, Chairman of Board of Trustees, is based in Moscow, works in the financial services industry in Moscow.

Jeremy Barnes lived in Moscow from 1993 to 1998 working for Brunswick UBS, an investment bank. He currently lives in Switzerland.

Richard Brindle works in the insurance industry in London UK.

Veronique Garrett is the mother of five children including one with Down syndrome

Marlen Manassov is based in Moscow, member of Board of Directors of UBS investment bank.

Martin Thomas works in the financial services industry in UK.

Downside Up Patrons

  • N.P.Bochkov, Honoured Worker of Science, RF; Academician, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences; Professor, Head of Clinical Genetics Chair, Medical School named after I.M. Sechenov
  • A.S. Voloshin, head of the RF presidential administration in 1999 – 2003, Chairman of Board of directors of Joint Stock Company Freight One Adviser to Head of RF Presidential administration, financial expert
  • Kate Adie, British journalist and chief news correspondent of the BBC
  • Cherie Booth QC, British barrister, married to Tony Blair
  • Michael Brindle QC, ranked by Legal 500 (2007 edition) as a leading silk in Commercial Litigation, Energy, Civil Fraud, Professional Negligence and Sport. He was named Banking and Finance Silk of the Year 2008 at the Chambers Bar Awards.
  • Professor Niall Ferguson, is a British historian. He specializes in financial and economic history as well as the history of empire. He is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University and William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.
  • Ralph Fiennes, British actor. He has appeared in films such as Schindler’s List, Quiz Show as Charles Van Doren, The English Patient, Oscar and Lucinda, Red Dragon, The Constant Gardener, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, and the Harry Potter films.
  • Boris Johnson MP is the Mayor of London
  • Philip Marsden, an English travel writer and novelist. His books include The Crossing Place: A Journey Among the Armenians, The Spirit-Wrestlers: A Russian Journey and Chains of Heaven: An Ethiopian Romance. He has also published a novel, The Main Cages, which is set in the English county of Cornwall during the mid-1930s.
  • 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 recognised via many commissions and a number of one-woman exhibitions
  • Matthew Taylor MP, English politician, Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Truro and St Austell in Cornwall.
  • Viktoria Mullovainternationally acclaimed violinist
  • Lord Taylor of Goss Moor, politician in the United Kingdom