Tim Colbourne

Tim Colbourne

Director of Policy at Open Reason - Office of Nick Clegg

Tim Colbourne served as a special advisor during the Coalition government, spending time in the Downing Street Policy Unit and as deputy chief of staff to Deputy Prime Minster Nick Clegg. He previously worked for the Liberal Democrats as senior home affairs adviser, for HM Prison Service and for the Howard League for Penal Reform. Tim has a particular interest in drug policy, criminal justice, technology and civil liberties.

Gavin Sathianathan

Gavin Sathianathan

CEO - Forma Holdings

Gavin focuses on building out the company across its divisions, in the US and internationally. He has 13 years’ experience across general management, marketing and technology. He was formerly the MD of Tesco’s Digital Entertainment business in the UK, and was one of the early appointments into Facebook EMEA.

Previously, Gavin was Head of Business Development at Endemol, and began his career at Bain and Company. Gavin holds an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Professor Mike Barnes

Professor Mike Barnes

A highly experienced consultant neurologist, over the last 30 years, Professor Barnes has been dedicated to the development of neurological rehabilitation throughout the UK and internationally.

He wrote "The Barnes Report" - The up to date and authoritative paper on the efficacy of cannabis as medicine.