Sir Richard has 38 years of experience in homeland security and intelligence, and was the Head of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) from 1999 to 2004. Prior to being appointed as the Head of the MI6, he served as MI6's Director of Operations, Head of the Washington station, and Director of Personnel and Administration. Sir Richard is Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge, and the Chairman of Trustees of the Cambridge Union Society.
Alexander L. Cappello
Mr. Cappello is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Cappello Capital Corp. The Cappello Group, a global merchant bank whose principals’ transactions exceed $110 billion in aggregate value.
Mr. Cappello has served on the board of numerous public and private companies and organizations, including YPO International (Young Presidents Organization; Chairman 2003 - 2005), RAND Corporation (CMEPP - Center for Middle East Public Policy and RAND Russia Forum), California Republic Bank, Inter-Tel, Cheesecake Factory, CytRx Pharmaceuticals, Koo Koo Roo Inc., Genius Products Inc., Geothermal Resources International, USC Board of Trustees, U.S.C. Marshall School Board of Leaders, and City of Hope Board of Trustees.
Frances Fragos Townsend
Ms. Townsend has over 20 years of experience in the legal, law enforcement and security industries.
Ms. Townsend most recently served as the Homeland Security Advisor to the President of the United States between 2004 and 2007. During that time, Ms. Townsend chaired the Homeland Security Council and reported to the President on U.S.Homeland Security policy and Combating Terrorism matters.
She previously served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism.
Ms. Townsend graduated cum laude from the American University, received her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law, and attended the Institute on International and Comparative Law in London, England.