Labour Business members elect the Executive Committee on a yearly basis.

The Executive Committee is composed of Honorary and Executive members:

Honorary Members


Neil Gordon Kinnock, Baron Kinnock is a British politician. A member of the Labour Party, he served as a Member of Parliament from 1970 until 1995, first for Bedwellty and then for Islwyn. He was the Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition from 1983 until 1992. Wikipedia


Stanley Clinton Clinton-Davis, Baron Clinton-Davis, PC, born Stanley Clinton Davis, is a British Labour politician, former European Commissioner, former minister and solicitor. He served as Member of Parliament for Hackney Central, and was a minister in the Labour governments of Prime Ministers Harold Wilson, James Callaghan and Tony Blair.Wikipedia

Simon Haskel, Baron Haskel is a British politician from the Labour Party.Wikipedia

Dame Margaret Mary Beckett is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Derby South since 1983. She was the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party under John Smith from 1992 to 1994, and briefly served as interim Leader of the Labour Party after Smith's sudden death.Wikipedia

Former British Career Diplomat, Peter Heap grew up and went to school in Bristol, did his military service largely in West Africa, and studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Merton College, Oxford, before joining Britain's diplomatic service.

His overseas assignments in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office included Dublin, Ottawa, Colombo, and Caracas. He was Deputy Director General of British Information Services in New York, Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos, and High Commissioner in the Bahamas. He was Senior Trade Commissioner in Hong Kong and concurrently Consul General to Macau, and was Ambassador to Brazil. His home assignments in London included spells covering West Africa, Vietnam, and Defence and he was head of the Energy Science and Space Department.

On leaving the foreign service he has filled a variety of roles in the private sector which have included Advisor to the Board of HSBC Investment Bank, Consultant/Advisor with Amerada Hess plc, Chairman of Regal Petroleum, and Chairman of Moorgate Capital. Other activities have included Chairing the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in the UK, Chairing the Friends of Sri Lanka Association, and founding the Friends of the Bahamas.


William Roffen Esterson is a British Labour Party politician who has served as the Member of Parliament for Sefton Central since the 2010 general election. He has served on the following Select Committees; Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Education, Community and Local Government, Treasury. Esterson was appointed as Shadow Minister for Small Business in September 2015.Wikipedia

Seema Malhotra is a British Labour and Co-operative Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Feltham and Heston since a by-election was held following the death of Alan Keen in 2011.More at Wikipedia

David is a lifelong Labour and trade union movement activist –  recently as member of the national Labour Party’s Development Committee for 2010 General Election; current Branch Chairman and  GC delegate , former  Camden Councillor for 10 years, former parliamentary candidate in London and  East Midland constituencies, a  Unite member and former  ASTMS branch secretary.

David is a business and property solicitor - dealing with finance and industry matters daily for public and private companies, charities and individuals.  A former non–executive director for many years of stock exchange and private companies and a Senior Partner of his successful 30 person law firm.

Currently a non-executive director of  Circle 33 Housing Trust, Brent Housing Partnership and chair of its Development and  Remuneration committees, and a Governor/non-Executive Director of the Working Man’s  College for women and men ( the oldest adult education college in  Europe ) and chair of its Finance  Committee .


Ajay is a Commercial Property Consultant and Entrepreneur. One of his core ventures is Ajay Business Centres (AJBC) which provide serviced and virtual offices including a range of other support services to small to medium sized companies.

As well as this, Ajay launched Ajay Nehra Consultancy, an IT and Business Management Consultancy, based in the UAE and has steadily compiled a portfolio of over 300 businesses worldwide to which he continues to support and mentor. Today Ajay supports both private and public business sectors worldwide and regularly advises local government and defence organisations.

Ajay is focussing on building up the existing strong membership of LFIG through liaisons, events and meeting people from across the Labour spectrum.


Chair of Parliamentary Group

Stephen Nathan Kinnock is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Aberavon since the 2015 general election. His wife is the former Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. His father, Neil is a former Leader of the Labour Party and was also a European Commissioner and Vice President of the European Commission. His mother, Glenys formerly served as a Labour Party Member of the European Parliament.Wikipedia


With voting rights on the EC


Hamish Sandison is a partner in the international law firm Fieldfisher, specialising in IT law, intellectual property and public procurement. He is Chairman of its consulting arm, Fieldfisher Consulting. He is dual-qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales, and as a US attorney. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Labour Finance and Industry Group since 2013, and was elected as its Chairman in 2015. He is also on the Board of Labour People, and the steering group of Labour Digital. He stood as Labour's candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner in Gwent in 2012, and as Labour's Parliamentary candidate in Monmouth in 2010. Hamish has law degrees from Jesus College Cambridge and Berkeley Law School in California.



Phil has served as an elected member of Gedling Borough Council and stood as a Parliamentary candidate. He is chairing the Future of Work policy group. A serial entrepreneur, Phil is presently a cofounder in an AI business and an investor in Blackstar Amplification. Phil holds a Masters in Politics and Social Policy - University of Nottingham and an MA Writing for Screen & Stage from Regent’s University

Contact: Email Phil McCauley

Born in France, from a Financial and Tech background, Frederique focuses on the Operations within Labour Business, from the organisation structure, the website, the membership platforms and events.

She is a Digital transformation and operations expert, Frederique has a wide-range of experience and business skills working in Finance from start-up up to large corporate banks (HSBC, BNPP, Revolut…).

Frederique has an MBA, an MSc in Computer Science and 4 other Masters spanning Philosophy and Social Anthropology. She

Treasurer and Secretary

Paul was a founding member of LFIG and before that a member of the Labour Economic Finance and Taxation Association (LEFTA). He has been Treasurer since LFIG’s inception. He is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years experience in financial management, treasury and corporate finance working with various major public companies such as Akzo Nobel NV, Courtaulds plc and the British National Oil Corporation. He is currently with Acordis, a major private equity backed buyout of the chemical and fibres businesses of Akzo Nobel. In keeping with his strong interest in regeneration issues Paul has also had extensive board level experience in the public sector including with Greater London Enterprise Ltd, the regional economic development company owned by a consortium of all the London local authorities, where for many years he has been a non-executive Director.


Tony is an independent writer and analyst focusing on the steel industry and world steel markets.

After studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford, Tony worked for Harold Wilson in the Labour Party Research Department focusing on economic policy. Afterwards, Tony conducted development studies and industrial market research for the Economist Intelligence Unit within Malaysia, Chile, Bangladesh and Western Europe. Subsequently, wrote and advised on steel and non-ferrous metals markets and related development studies for the Commodities Research Unit, selling CRU services in Asia, Australia Eastern and Western Europe, and has worked independently since 1991.

Outside LFIG, Tony has chaired branch parties and stood for council in several constituencies.

Tony hopes to contribute to economic policy analysis, to shape credible policies that will take Labour to victory in 2015


Other EC Members

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