Board of Directors

CommonGround is a company limited by guarantee. It has three directors on its board who have agreed to serve for three months. Their work is supported by staff, members and a network of volunteers.

Hugo Dixon is a journalist and an entrepreneur. He is chairman and editor-in-chief of InFacts. He founded Breakingviews. He writes for The FT, The Guardian and other publications. He is author of The In/Out Question: Why Britain should stay in the EU and fight to make it better.

Alice Fermor-Hesketh is a strategy consultant and business professional. She holds a BA in Philosophy & Theology from Oxford University. She is a school governor at a Special Needs Academy in Newham and a member of the Labour Party.

Michael Tory is a Canadian citizen who has lived in the UK for over 25 years, including a long career in corporate finance culminating in co-founding advisory firm Ondra Partners in late 2008. He is also a Governor of Holland Park School.


CommonGround is determined to maintain its capacity for free-thinking by not being dependent on any single source for funding. We will disclose on our website the names (but not amounts) of any donors who give us £7,500 or more in the current calendar year.