Amr A. Al Dabbagh founded STARS in 2001 and is currently Chair of the Board of Trustees. Governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority since March 2004, he was President & Chief Executive Officer of the Dabbagh Group prior to this, from 1991 to 2004.
Mark Bridges is an English solicitor and has been a partner in Farrer & Co since 1985. He has a varied legal practice both domestic and international, and covers taxation, trusts, charities, estate and succession planning.
In 1998 he was appointed as the Solicitor for the Affairs of the Duchy of Lancaster and in 2002 as Private Solicitor to HM Queen Elizabeth II. He lectures on trust and succession issues, and edited International Succession Laws (2001). In addition Mark Bridges is active within the voluntary sector. He is a Governor of The Purcell School and of Sherborne School for Girls.
John Crawshaw is a retired business executive with over 30 years of marketing and general management experience in the US and international markets. He held executive positions in the US, Canada, the Pacific Rim, the Far East and Europe for a major multinational food company.
John Crawshaw supports micro-lending activities in the Far East and thalassemia treatment in isolated ocean communities, and contributes to a food bank in the southern United States. He is governor of a private school with international students and volunteers his time to support various educational projects.
Gavyn Davies is currently the Chairman of Fulcrum Asset Management and Head of the Fulcrum Investment Committee. Previously, Partner at Goldman Sachs and also the firm’s Chief Economist and Chairman of the Research Department. He was repeatedly ranked as the City’s top UK and European economist in surveys of institutional investors.
Gavyn was also Chairman of the BBC from 2001 to 2004. In addition to his involvement with STARS, Gavyn is a Trustee, Director and Founding Donor of New Philanthropy Capital, Trustee of Dimbleby Cancer Care and The Waterford School Trust, Vice President of North Devon Hospice, Director of the Wandsworth Museum, and Patron of Shine.
Mohamed Husnee Jazeel is currently the Chief Financial Officer of the Dabbagh Group. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK, and counts nearly 25 years of experience in the fields of audit practice, corporate finance and general management.
Prior to joining Dabbagh Group, he had a successful career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, serving them in Sri Lanka, Singapore and Malawi. Mohamed Jazeel also serves as a director of many other overseas subsidiaries and affiliates of the Dabbagh Group.
Sally Tennant is currently Chief Executive of Kleinwort Benson Bank. Previously, she was Chief Executive of Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch, Chief Executive of Schroders Private Banking and a founding partner of Beaumont Capital Management which was bought by Schroders PLC in 2001.
Sally began her career as an investment manager at SG Warburg followed by Morgan Grenfell before moving to Gartmore PLC. At Gartmore she built the European investment team and was the Director responsible for Gartmore’s global institutional business. She is co-chairman of Tommy’s The Baby Charity and a Governor of Sherborne School for Girls.