The EEF currently has seven trustees, nominated by the founding partners.

Sir Peter Lampl (Chairman)

Peter Lampl is acknowledged to be the UK’s leading educational philanthropist, having invested £35 million and devoted the last 16 years to educational philanthropy. Peter is the founder and chairman of the Sutton Trust which aims to improve social mobility through education. The Trust has funded over 100 research studies in the areas of social mobility and education but it is primarily a 'do tank'. The Trust has initiated and supported a wide range of projects, from early years, through primary and secondary schooling and access to higher education and the professions. The most promising of these have been carefully evaluated and as appropriate scaled up with Government or private funding.

Before establishing the Sutton Trust, Peter was the founder and chairman of the Sutton Company, a Private Equity firm with offices in New York, London and Munich and became one of the 200 wealthiest people in the UK. He holds Masters degrees from Oxford University and the London Business School.

Johannes Huth

Johannes Huth is the Head of Europe at KKR, responsible for its operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He currently serves on a number of supervisory boards, including WMF, Kion, NXP BV and ProSieben Sat 1 Media AG. Prior to joining KKR in 1999, Johannes was responsible for Investcorp’s operations in Europe and a member of its Management Committee. Previously, he was with the Salomon Brothers, where he was a Vice President in the Mergers and Acquisitions departments in London and New York. He is a trustee of the Design Museum, the Staedel Museum in Frankfurt and a governor of the London School of Economics.

Dr Lee Elliot Major

Dr Lee Elliot Major is CEO of the Sutton Trust. Dr Elliot Major has served on a number of Government advisory bodies on social mobility and education, most recently being appointed a member of the Cabinet Office group monitoring Government efforts to improve social mobility. He is an adviser to the Office for Fair Access. He is vice-chair of Governors at Brecknock Primary School in Camden. Dr Elliot Major was previously an education journalist, working for the Guardian and Times Higher Education Supplement. He has a PhD in theoretical physics from Sheffield University. He is a member of the research assessment panel for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

Louis G. Elson

Louis G. Elson is Deputy Chairman of Impetus-PEF, having served as Chairman of Impetus Trust, and is the Managing Partner of Palamon Capital Partners, a private equity firm he co-founded in 1999. He has been active in European private equity for almost two decades. He serves on the Research Advisory Board of the British Venture Capital Association, the Development Board of The Prince’s Trust and the Advisory Board of the British Film Institute. In the United States, he serves as a Charter Trustee of Phillips Academy Andover, a Trustee of the Colgate Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and was previously a member of the Harvard University Task Force on Academic Resources.

David Hall CBE

David is a trustee of the Sutton Trust and a governor of Swanlea School in Tower Hamlets. He is a member of the boards of Vestra wealth managers and of Ricardo plc, and an advisory director of Campbell Lutyens. David was a member of the executive committee of the Boston Consulting Group and chairman of BCG’s ten worldwide practice groups. He was the founder-leader of the financial services practice of BCG. David was chairman of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) from 2006 to 2012 and is a former non-executive director of C. Hoare & Co. He was awarded CBE for services to financial services, for his chairmanship of the FSCS.

Nat Sloane CBE

Nat Sloane is a Trustee of Impetus-PEF, having been the co-founder of Impetus Trust and a successful entrepreneur, venture capitalist, management consultant and social investor. Prior to Impetus, Nat was a partner in Accenture, where he also chaired their UK charitable foundation, and was vice chairman of Crime Concern. He is currently the England Committee Chair of the Big Lottery Fund, an independent member of the Bridges Social Enterprise Fund investment Committee and a member of the Social Finance Social Impact Advisory Board. Nat has established three private businesses in the UK and the US.

Julie Randles

Julie Randles is Director of Programmes and Partnerships for the Sutton Trust, leading on its delivery of programmes. She holds an MA in English from the University of St Andrews, and an MBA from Stirling University. Previously she worked for Save the Children on its UK poverty programmes, and is a governor of a primary school in Camden