Swire’s co-directors at the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council – a motley bunch!

Swire is a Director of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council.

The list of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council directors appears here:


Googling the directors brings up the following (not exclusive) information:

1. BURGE, Richard David Arthur
The Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council is delighted to announce that Richard Burge has been offered and has accepted the role of CEO of CWEIC. Richard is currently the CEO of Wilton Park, an executive agency of the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office which brings together leading representatives from the worlds of politics, diplomacy, academia, business, civil society, the military and the media to provide innovative thinking on global issues.

As well as leading Wilton Park over a hugely successive 7 year period, Richard has previously been Chief Executive of the Countryside Alliance, Director General of the Zoological Society of London and spent nearly 10 years in various roles at the British Council.

2. MARLAND OF ODSTOCK, Jonathan Peter, Lord
Marland was one of the founding directors of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc,[2] a multinational insurance business. He led the acquisitions or investment of Janspeed Ltd, Hunter Wellington Boots, Insurance Capital Partners, Jubilee Holdings Ltd, The Cricketer magazine, Tricouni Brand Ltd and Eco World Management and Advisory Services (UK) Ltd.

In 2014 he became Chairman of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council.

He is a member of the Investment Advisory Committee of the Kuwait Investment Authority and SME Fund and is Co-Chairman of the Kuwait British Business Council.

3. MUSCAT, Filippa
Seemingly appears 48 times in the “Paradise Papers”

4. SOYOYE, Babatunde Temitope
Helios Investment Partners was established in 2004 by Babatunde Soyoye and Tope Lawani and it operates a range of funds valued at more than $3 billion in capital commitments. These investments include start ups, growth equity investments, listed companies and large scale leveraged acquisitions across the continent of Africa.[2]

The key sectors in which the firm operates in include telecommunications, media, financial services, power, utilities, travel, leisure, distribution, fast-moving consumer goods, logistics and Agro–allied sectors.[1]

5. SWIRE, Hugo George William, The Rt Hon Sir