Maurice Samuel Ostro, OBE, KFO is a British entrepreneur and philanthropist.
Maurice is also Chairman of both Ostro Minerals (UK) and Fayre Share Investments. He is the Founder and Chair of Trustees of the Fayre Share Foundation; Vice-Chairman of the Council of Christians and Jews; Founding Patron of the Faiths Forum for London; and on the Prime Minister’s Holocaust Commission.
His business interests have included gemstones, media distribution, property, frozen yogurt and airline catering. His principal philanthropic interests have included interfaith relations and conflict resolution.
Rt Revd Sarah MullallyHonorary Patron
Rt Revd Sarah Mullally, became the 133rd Bishop of London.
Bishop Sarah was a senior civil servant in the Department of Health before ordination. A trained nurse, she became Chief Nursing Officer for England in 1999, the youngest person to be appointed to the post. She was ordained in 2001 and served her curacy in St Saviour’s Battersea Fields, initially as a self-supporting minister, before leaving her Government post in 2004, subsequently taking up full-time ministry in the London Borough of Sutton.
Bishop Sarah was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 2005 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to nursing and midwifery. In 2012 she was installed as Canon Treasurer at Salisbury Cathedral, before becoming Bishop of Crediton in the Diocese of Exeter in 2015, primarily serving North and East Devon. She is a member of the Church of England’s National Safeguarding Steering Group.
Alderman Charles BowmanHonorary Patron
Alderman Charles Bowman is the 690th Lord Mayor. He is a senior partner with PwC and Alderman of the Lime Street Ward and served as Sheriff of the City of London in 2015/16.
Charles was born in Essex in 1961, educated at Uppingham School (where he is a member of the school’s Foundation Board) and graduated from Bristol University with a degree in Architecture.
Muddassar Ahmed is the founding Chief Executive of Unitas Communications Ltd, where he’s lead on projects for the United Nations, the Arab League, US State Department and the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC), amongst others. He also founded, and is the currently the President of, the Concordia Forum, an annual retreat for Senior Western Muslim leaders.
Muddassar also recently completed a term as an Independent Advisor to the UK Government on UK Muslim communities and was also recently listed amongst the 500 most influential Muslims globally by Royal Institute of Strategic Studies and Georgetown University.
Sir Anish Kapoor, CBE, RAPatron
Sir Anish Kapoor has been exhibiting since the early ’80s and won the 1991 Turner Prize. Kapoor’s work combines elements of Eastern and Western cultures, making sculptures with both natural and man-made materials.
Kapoor’s large-scale sculptures, made of steel, granite, concrete, PVC and resin, have appeared around the world, from Paris to New York and from London to Tel Aviv.
Orbit, the tallest sculpture in the United Kingdom, was selected as the winning artwork for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Kapoor was the first living British artist to take over the Royal Academy in 2009 and has received a knighthood in 2013 for his services to art.
Lord Bilimoria CBE, DLPatron
Lord Bilimoria is the Founding Chairman of the UK India Business Council, a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London, a former Chancellor of Thames Valley University (now the University of West London); he was the youngest University Chancellor in the UK when appointed.
In 2014, he was appointed as the 7th Chancellor of the University of Birmingham and was the first Indian born Chancellor of a Russell Group University in Great Britain.
Lord Bilimoria is a founding member of the Prime Minister of India’s Global Advisory Council. In 2006, Karan Bilimoria was appointed the Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea, making him the first ever Zoroastrian Parsi to sit in the House of Lords.
In 2008 he was awarded the Pravasi Bhartiya Samman by the President of India. He is an honorary fellow of Sidney Sussex College Cambridge and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Judge Business School, Cambridge University
Anthony Bailey, OBE, GCSSPatron
Anthony Bailey is a Patron of the Faiths Forum for London. He is a well known global interfaith campaigner. Since 1988 he has co-ordinated many inter-religious conferences, exchange visits of faith leaders as well as a wide range of community led faith initiatives. These have included in London and across Europe, the Middle East and the Caribbean.
Anthony is a Governor of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Westminster since 2005. He is also the Magistral Delegate for Inter-Religious Relations of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St George.
Previously he served on the boards of St Mary’s University, Twickenham, the Association of Papal Orders in Ireland, the Catholic Union of Great Britain, The Maimonides Foundation, the Dignitatis Humanae Institute and the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East.
In 2012 Anthony was awarded the Sternberg Interfaith Gold Medallion in recognition of his contribution to interfaith relations.
In 1999 Anthony was appointed as Chairman of the Painting & Patronage – a prominent cultural and artistic exchange programme launched by the Governor of Makkah HRH Prince Khalid Al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia and HRH The Prince of Wales.
Anthony is the Chairman of Anthony Bailey Consulting and is a well established diplomatic and public affairs practitioner in the field of international relations having advised over sixty nations including many at Head of State and Government level. Previous positions including with Burson-Marsteller, IBM, Manning Selvage & Lee, and Eligo International.
Anthony Bailey was awarded an OBE in Britain in 2008 for services to inter-religious understanding and charity. Anthony was also honoured with a Papal Knighthood by both Pope Benedict XVI in 2009 and Saint Pope John Paul II in 2004 for his inter-religious work in the Balkans.