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The Advisory Council meets biannually with the objective of giving strategic direction and advice as well as offering its experience across relevant sectors.


High Commissioner of Kenya

Mr Manoah Esipisu took up the post in November 2018 as High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kenya to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization.

He is also Kenya’s Governor to the Commonwealth Secretariat.

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Ex High Commissioner of South Africa

Born on 19 October 1957, Ms Nomatemba Tambo is the daughter to apartheid struggle hero and former President of the African National Congress (ANC) Oliver Reginald Tambo and heroine Adelaide Tambo.  Prior to being appointed South African High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ms Tambo served in Hong Kong and Italy.

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Ex High Commissioner of Ghana

His Excellency Papa Owusu-Ankomah is a senior Ghanaian political figure, statesman and lawyer. He is a founding member of the New Patriotic Party, which he represented in Ghana’s Parliament as a member from 1997 to 2016 for the historic city of Sekondi in the Western Region. During his tenure in parliament, he served in many parliamentary positions, culminating in his selection as Majority Leader in Parliament.

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Director CBI Scotland

Tracy Black was appointed Scotland Director on 1 January 2018, having first joined the CBI as Deputy Regional Director for Scotland in April 2017. A recognised thought-leader within the Scottish business community, Tracy regularly appears on platforms alongside Scotland’s foremost political and business leaders and has a growing reputation as an essential economic commentator.

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