A Crowning Achievement


Boardroom Issues and Photos

  • Lord Cormack DL FSA
    Consultant, Public Affairs
    Celebration of the Diamond Jubilee
  • Responsible Capitalism Award
    Photo Report
  • Chief of Defence Staff Breakfast
    Photo Report
  • HE James Michel
    President of the Seychelles
    Leading the fight against piracy
  • Ben Borthwick
    Artistic Director, Artes Mundi
    Small nations, big voices
  • HE Pierre Nkurunziza
    President of the Republic of Burundi
    Looking to a bright future
  • HE IsmaÏl Omar Guelleh
    President of Djibouti
    An on going commitment to development


  • Rt Hon Lord Hurd of Westwell CH CBE
    Chairman of the FIRST Advisory Council
  • HM Queen Elizabeth II
    Head of the Commonwealth
  • HE Kamalesh Sharma
    Secretary General of the Commonwealth
  • The Hon Julia Gillard MP
    Prime Minister of Australia
  • Dr Mohan Kaul
    Director General and CEO of the Commonwealth Business Council
    Partnering for global growth
  • HE Mahinda Rajapaksa
    President of Sri Lanka
    The next host of CHOGM
  • The wonder of Asia
  • Significant economic potential
  • Galle Face Hotel
  • HE Sheikh Hasina
    Prime Minister of Bangladesh
    Empowering women
  • Rt Hon Stephen Harper
    Prime Minister of Canada
    Projecting fundamental values
  • Terence Jagger CBE
    Chief Executive, Crown Agents
    Working with the Commonwealth
  • HE Dr Lawrence Gonzi
    Prime Minister of Malta
    A Commonwealth laboratory
  • HE James Michel
    President of the Seychelless
    Combatting marginalisation
  • HE Jacob Zuma
    President of the Republic of South Africa
    Consensus on global issues
  • The Hon Stephenson King
    Prime Minister of Saint Lucia
    Fostering future leaders
  • HM King Mswati III
    Head of State of the Kingdom of Swaziland
    Facing unexpected challenges
  • HE Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
    President of the United Republic of Tanzania
    Why the Commonwealth matters
  • The Hon Kamla Persad-Bissessar
    Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
    Women as agents of change
  • The Hon Stephen Cadiz
    Minister of Trade and Industry, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
    Where the smart money is
  • Larry Howai
    CEO, First Citizens Group and Chairman, National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago
    The challenge of going global


  • Rt Hon Lord Hurd of Westwell CH CBE
    Chairman of the FIRST Advisory Council
  • HM Queen Elizabeth II
  • Rt Hon William Hague MP
    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • His Excellency Abdullah Gül
    President of the Republic of Turkey
  • Profile of Abdullah Gül
    President of the Republic of Turkey
    Leading positive change
  • Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable
    Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, United Kingdom
    A shared vision of the future
  • HE Ünal Çeviköz
    Ambassador of Turkey to the United Kingdom
    Scaling new heights
  • HE David Reddaway CMG MBE
    British Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey
    A special Olympic welcome
  • Dr Erdem Basci
    Governor, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey
    Maintaining stability
  • Alderman David Wootton
    Lord Mayor of the City of London
    A vital friend and partner
  • Boris Johnson
    Mayor of London
  • Nick Lyne
    Senior staff writer, FIRST
    Lessons for the eurozone
  • Rt Hon Jack Straw MP
    Former Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom
    An essential relationship
  • Ilker Aycı
    President, Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey
    A safe haven for investment
  • Dr Harvey Marshall
    Chairman, Turkish British Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    Facilitating trade and investment
  • Suzan Sabanci Dincer
    Chairman and Executive Board Member of Akbank, Turkey
    Putting friendship to the test
  • Arzuhan Dogan Yalcindag
    Chairperson, Dogan Group of Companies
    Growing in stormy conditions
  • Sir Julian Horn-Smith
    Pro-Chancellor, University of Bath
    Waking up to the potential
  • Rakesh Sharma BSC MBA CPHYS MINSTP
    Chief Executive of Ultra Electronics Holdings PLC, United Kingdom
    Cooperation and partnership
  • Ferruh Tunc
    Chairman, KPMG Turkey
    Consistency and sustainability
  • Dr Sani Sener
    Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, TAV Airports Holding and TAV Construction
    Airports: first impressions count
  • Levent Çakiroglu
    Chief Executive Officer, Arçelik; President, Durable Goods Group, KOÇ Holding
    From strength to strength
  • Tolga Tuyluoglu
    Director, United Kingdom and Ireland Turkish Culture and Tourism Office
    A destination of choice

Saudi Arabia

  • Rt Hon Lord Hurd of Westwell CH CBE
    Chairman, FIRST Advisory Council
  • King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud
    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
    Pressing ahead with reform
  • Nick Lyne
    Senior Staff Writer, FIRST
    Diplomacy and stability
  • HRH Prince Saud Al-Faisal Abdul Aziz Al Saud
    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Dialogue, tolerance and moderation
  • HE Eng Dr Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi
    Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Saudi Arabia
    Innovation and investment
  • HE Ibrahim Al-Assaf
    Minister of Finance, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Stabilising global markets
  • HE Dr Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah
    Director General, Saudi Industrial Property Authority (MODON)
    Attracting inward investment