GenerationNext!'s Global Mentors serve as examples to students in London about how to achieve goals and be successful through their work.
Christopher Barnes (New Jersey, USA)
Christopher Barnes holds the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Claim Officer for the Global Corporate Division of Zurich Financial Services. In this role, he oversees claims for the global corporate business division worldwide. Prior to assuming his current role, he held the position of Senior Vice President, Claims for Zurich in North America. Mr Barnes has more than 25 years of insurance experience. Mr Barnes is a graduate of Duquesne University, completed the Advanced Executive Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business and received his JD from Rutgers School of Law.
Eleanor Brown (Kingston, Jamaica)
Eleanor Brown, a Jamaican national, is an Associate Professor of Law at the Georgetown Washington University in Washington, DC. In 1994, she was a Rhodes Scholar and attended Oxford University where she received a master’s degree in politics. She is a graduate of Brown University with a degree in molecular biology and received a law degree from Yale Law School. Professor Brown clerked for the Hon. Patricia Wald (Ret.) of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and the Hon. Keith Ellison of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
Previously, Professor Brown was a Senior Executive at the Caribbean Investment Fund, L.P., the first pan-Caribbean private equity fund in the British Commonwealth Caribbean, and a Chairman of the Jamaica Trade Board. She currently serves, or has served, on the board of several publicly traded Caribbean companies, and was the youngest director of two subsidiaries of the Bank of Nova Scotia, Jamaica. Professor Brown chaired the Conduct Review Committee of the Board for Scotia Jamaica Investment Management. She was a member of the Sugar Enterprise Team, the entity appointed by the Jamaican Cabinet to oversee private sector participation in the Jamaican sugar sector. She was a member of the board appointed by the chancellor charged with Septennial Review of the Operations of the University of Technology, Jamaica.
Professor Brown was an external board member of Caribiz, an association of Caribbean alumnae and students of Harvard Business School and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, formed to promote capital market development in the Caribbean. Professor Brown's writing interests lie at the intersection of globalization, development, migration, and the law. Some notable publications include: "Outsourcing Immigration Compliance," 77 Fordham Law Review 2475, "The New Brown Blues," 75 NYU Law Review 309, "The Tower of Babel," 105 Yale Law Journal 513, and "Looking Behind the Mirror."
Rev. Eilidh Campbell St. John (Hobart, Tasmania)
Eilidh Campbell St. John was born in England but grew up in Australia. Having operated a successful public relations company in Adelaide, South Australia, she returned to England and trained as a hypnotherapist and counsellor before being ordained as a Unitarian minister at Manchester College, Oxford. Having recently received her doctorate from the University of Tasmania in Sacrality and Secularism,she founded and serves as director of the International Institute for Non-Violence and Social Change, devoted to education and non-violence.
Andrew Gallagher (Richmond, England)
Andrew Gallagher serves as Managing Director of Corporate Development to BAE Systems. He is a solicitor, member of the Law Society of England and Wales and a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Helen Graham, DPhil (Toronto, Canada)
Dr Helen Graham, an economist, is currently Director of the Automotive Strategy Branch, Industry Division, for the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development. Her previous position was Director of the Industrial and Financial Policy Branch in the Ontario Ministry of Finance. After completing her undergraduate studies at Harvard she received a Rhodes Scholarship (Missouri and St. John's, 1979) to study at Oxford.
Christopher Griner (Virginia, USA)
Chris Griner is the Managing Partner at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP in Washington, DC, where he represents foreign and domestic clients regarding international transactions involving the Committee of Foreign Investment in the United States and other national security approval issues. Mr Griner is a recognised leader in the field of national security and played a key role in the development of the Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence mitigation arrangements used by the US government today. Prior to joining Stroock, Mr. Griner had served as Managing Partner, Executive Committee Member and Chair of the National Security practice at a major international law firm. He also served as an attorney advisor in the Office of the General Counsel of the Department of Defense.
William Ireton (Tokyo, Japan)
William Ireton, President & Representative Director of Warner Entertainment Japan has broad oversight of all of Warner Bros. businesses in Japan, including theatrical production and distribution, television distribution, home video, consumer products, international cinemas, and online and emerging distribution technologies. Until 2006, Ireton served as Managing Director, Warner Bros. Pictures Japan where for 18 years he had been instrumental in the distribution of such key releases as the Matrix trilogy, the Harry Potter films and Letters from Iwo Jima. William Ireton graduated from Sophia University in Tokyo with a double major in political science and philosophy.
Karin M. Muraszko, MD (Michigan, USA)
Dr Karin M. Muraszko is the Chair and Julian T. Hoff, M.D. Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Michigan. Educated at Yale University and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr Muraszko completed her neurosurgical training and pediatric neurosurgical training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center at the New York Neurological Institute. Dr Muraszko specializes in pediatric neurosurgery. She is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, and is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) along with several pediatric professional associations. Her research interests include Immunotoxin therapy for brain tumors, the biology of brain tumors, Chiari malformations, craniofacial anomalies, congenital anomalies of the brain and spine and hydrocephalus.
James Retallack, DPhil (Toronto, Canada)
Dr James Retallack is a teacher, writer, and editor who takes great enjoyment in getting people excited about history. A Rhodes Scholar (Ontario and St. John's, 1978) with an Oxford DPhil in Modern History, Dr Retallack joined the University of Toronto in 1987, where he is now Professor of History and German Studies. In 2002, he received the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Prize from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Gerda Henkel Foundation, and the SSHRC of Canada. Dr Retallack is dedicated to making education and learning accessible to all, which prompts his support of the work of GenerationNext!.
Michael Rothschild (New York City, USA)
Dr Michael Rothschild is the Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Mt Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He is the author of more than 60 articles and chapters in his field, and he has edited two multi-authored textbooks. Dr. Rothschild has been involved with computers in medicine for many years. In addition to his book on medical Web sites, he has authored a number of articles and chapters on this subject. He has served as the Internet editor for the AMA journal Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the chairman of the Technology Infrastructure committee of the National ENT Academy (the AAO-HNS), and the chairman of the IT committee for the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. He was also the president of the American Bronchoesophagological Association for 2010-2011. Dr. Rothschild lectures widely on such topics as the online patient-doctor relationship, Internet publishing in medicine, and the development and use of Web sites in medical practice.He also does work in photography and Web development through his company, RothschildDesign.com.
Eric Schorr (New York City, USA)
Eric Schorr is an award-winning composer based in New York City. Mr Schorr composes music for theater, television and film. He also writes lyrics for musical theater works and specialty television programs. One of his more recent projects is an original music-theater piece called Tokio Confidential, for which he has written the libretto, as well as the score. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and ASCAP, from which he has received numerous awards. Before moving to New York City, Mr Schorr worked for Yale University as a speaker and officer for its office of undergraduate admissions. Mr Schorr studied at the New England Conservatory and holds degrees from Yale and Harvard Universities. He is a recipient of a Japan-United States Arts Program Fellowship from the Asian Cultural Council as well as a grant from the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust.
Megan Schuller (California, USA)
Megan Schuller is a Trial Attorney, Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division, at the US Department of Justice. She graduated from University of California - Berkeley School of Law and Yale College in 2005 with a BA in Political Science. Ms Schuller also studied at the University of Cape Town and has written extensively on the structure of public health in South Africa as well as its role in promoting democracy in the region. Committed to working for AIDS relief, Ms Schuller co-founded an annual AIDS Walk in New Haven, Connecticut that raised over $30,000 in its first year. She has also worked with AIDS relief organisations in the US and South Africa, including SHAWCO in Cape Town, South Africa and Community Servings in Boston, Massachusetts.
Vickram Suri (New Delhi, India)
Vickram Suri joined Hansa, his family group, as Director in 2007. He is working to move the textile division of the group towards higher margin and environmentally sound businesses. Prior to this he has worked in finance, with Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York, Putnam Investments in Boston, and at derivatives market-makers Mako in London. He received a BA in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999 and has done graduate work at the Yale School of Management.