Terry Bishop

Chair of trustees

Terry has degrees in economics and psychology and held senior posts in colleges of the University of London including University College London and Birkbeck. He was also Registrar and Director of Institutional Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies. He has worked and travelled across the world and has visited more than 110 countries.

Professor Stanley Henig

Deputy Chair of trustees

Stanley Henig was Professor of European Politics at the University of Central Lancashire and Head of the Department of Politics and European Studies. Author or editor of ten books on European and British Politics: the most recent was Federalism and the British published by the Federal Trust. He has also written extensively on operatic performance including co-authoring a book on Enrico Caruso.  He was a Member of Parliament from 1966 to 1970 and Leader of Lancaster City Council during the 1990s. He was also Chairman of the Royal Northern College of Music and Deputy Pro-Chancellor of the University of Lancaster.

Angus Sladen

Honorary Treasurer

Born in 1950 , educated Stowe and the University of Texas at Austin . Career in the City , at Lloyd’s , where he  was the CEO of a managing agent of several Lloyd’s syndicates . After the sale of the business he has been a consultant and non executive director for several Lloyd’s and  London Market insurance businesses. A trustee of several charities. Married with three children.

David Grace

Honorary Secretary

David served as the remunerated secretary to the Trust from its foundation until 2016. With the reorganisation  a post of Honorary Secretary was created and he was elected to it in 2017. He has long been active in EU matters.

Dr Richard Corbett MEP

Richard is Deputy Leader of the Labour Members of the European Parliament, part of the centre-left Socialists & Democrats group. He was first elected as an MEP in 1996, and represented Yorkshire & Humber since 1999, with an interruption from 2009 to 2014 when he was advisor to the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy.  He is also Vice-President of the UK European Movement and Chair in the European Parliament of the Labour Movement for Europe.  Richard has authored or co-authored a number of books on the European Union, including:

The European Union: How Does it Work?’ (with Profs John Peterson and Dan Kennealy (4th ed, 2015)

‘The European Parliament’ With Francis Jacobs and Michael Shackleton, (8th ed, 2011)

The Treaty of Maastricht: from conception to ratification’ Longman (1993)

‘The European Parliament’s Role in Closer European Integration’, (1996) (based on his doctoral thesis)

Professor Helen Drake

Helen has established herself as an internationally-renowned scholar in French and European Studies. Her academic background (BSc Linguistic and international studies; MSc European management; PhD political science) has led her to embrace the challenge of blending multi-disciplinary and innovative perspectives in both her writing and teaching. She is chair of  UACES, the UK’s leading academic association for European Studies and holds a Jean Monnet Chair in European integration.  Her most recent publications include:

(2014) ‘Country Focus: France’, Political Insight 5, 3: 22-25  (December).

(2014) ‘The 2014 Israel-Palestine crisis has uncovered deep divisions within French society’ (LSE Blog EUROPP, European Politics and Policy, 15 October).

(2014) ‘Learning from Peers: Developing the Role of the Student Advisor in Internationalising the European Studies Curriculum’,European Political Science,13(1):12-22.

(2013) The Discourses and Politics of Migration in Europe (New York, Palgrave Macmillan), with U. Korkut, G. Bucken-Knapp, A. McGarry and J. Hinnfors (eds.)

(2013) ‘Everywhere and Nowhere: Europe and the World in the French 2012 Elections’, 
Parliamentary Affairs, Vol. 66: 124-141.

(2011) Contemporary France (Palgrave)

Robert Emerson

Robert is a founder trustee and a long-term supporter of the study of federalism. He has overseen the Trust’s finances and been the liaison with the Trust’s investment advisers.

Professor Tamara K Hervey, LLB, Phd, FAcSS, PFHEA

Tamara is Jean Monnet ad personam Professor of European Union Law at the University of Sheffield, UK. She researches, teaches, and writes in European Union social and constitutional law, in particular its application in health fields; on equality law; on interfaces between biosciences and (European) law; on social rights; on legal research methodologies “beyond the state”; on legal pedagogy; and on global health law. She is author of several books, edited collections and journal articles, including European Union Health Law: Themes and Implications (CUP 2015).

Dr Adrian Pabst

Adrian is Reader in Politics in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent where he directs the Centre for Federal Studies. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Lille (Sciences Po). His research is at the interface of political theory, political economy and European Politics – with a focus on federal alternatives to unitary states. Among his publications are several essay collections, including The Good Life in Common. Europe beyond the crisis of instrumental reason (Marcianum, 2011), The Crisis of Global Capitalism (Wipf & Stock, 2012) and Blue Labour: Forging a New Politics(I.B. Tauris, 2015). His latest monograph is The Politics of Virtue: Post-Liberalism and the Human Future (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2016).

Robert H. Taylor

Former Professor of Politics and Pro-Director of the School of Oriental and African Studies (London) and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, Robert H. Taylor received his doctorate from Cornell University.  He has taught and written widely on the politics of South East Asia, with particular attention to Myanmar, a. k. a. Burma.  In more recent years he has been a consultant on South East Asian affairs, Lay Immigration Judge, visiting Professor at City University of Hong Kong, and a frequent Visiting Senior Fellow of the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute (Singapore).

New Trustees

From time to time the charity needs to recruit new trustees. They have normally come forward through the personal recommendations of existing trustees. However we are always keen to hear from those who believe they could contribute to the charity’s activities and aims.