Members of the Advisory Council support the Director and staff by offering guidance on current research and suggesting ideas for future studies.

To contact any member of the Council please contact the Director Brendan Donnelly.


Members of the Advisory Council

Chairman: John Stevens
Former MEP (1989 – 1999)

Graham Bishop
Consultant on European integration: Political, financial, economic and budgetary; Founder of

Professor Stefan Collignon
Visiting Professor at Harvard University and Professor of European Political Economy at the London School of Economics

David Gow
Editor of Sceptical Scot; former European business editor as well as former Germany editor of The Guardian

Dr Hywel Ceri Jones
Former Director for Education, Training and Youth at the European Commission; former Chairman of the Governing Board of the European Policy Centre, Brussels

Richard Laming
European Movement

Nicolas Maclean
Chief Executive, NWM

David Melding CBE
Former Member of the Senedd for South Wales Central (1999 and 2021)

Robert Moreland
European Movement; former MEP

John Palmer
Former Political Director of the European Policy Centre and journalist

Sir Brian Unwin
President, European Centre for Nature Conservation/Honorary President, European Investment Bank




Eulogy of Robert Emerson

Obituaries/ In memoriam of Professor Mike Burgess:

University of Kent
Comparative Federalism
International Association of Centers for Federal Studies

Tributes to our former President Peter Sutherland (Federal Trust President 2004 – 2017):

Tribute by the Trust’s Director, Brendan Donnelly

Tribute by Council member Hywel Ceri Jones

Click here to watch the speech given by Peter Sutherland to our conference on asylum and migration policy in November 2015.

Tribute to our longstanding Council member Professor Stephen Haseler, Director of the Global Policy Institute at London Metropolitan University,  who died in July 2017.

An obituary for our former Council member Professor Maurice Fraser can be found on the LSE website.

A Memorial Service was held in honour of our former Chairman John Pinder OBE on Saturday 25th April 2015. Please find the eulogies and obituaries for John here.

Obituary for our former Council member Ernest Wistrich in The Guardian

Obituary for our former Council member Roger Morgan in Times Educational Supplement

Obituary for our former Council member Marie-Louise Rossi (published in Interlib , the Journal of the Liberal International British Group, No.1, 2015)