The Briefing Circle was founded by Hugh Merrill, who continues to lead the organisation and chairs the briefings.

Julie Rochford acts as the day to day contact with guests of honour and guests and provides administrative and secretarial support.

For further information about The Briefing Circle and details of future programmes please contact:

Hugh Merrill MVO
The Briefing Circle Limited - Company Number 06270733

Tel: 020 7266 4455

The Briefings take place at the Reform Club
104 Pall Mall

Collaboration between the private, public and not-for-profit sector has never been more important. The briefings I have attended have created an atmosphere of lively debate and dialogue, without which the greatest ideas for change cannot be generated.
Smita Bora, former Principal Westminster Academy
The debates around Energy and Climate Change at The Briefing Circle have been enormously insightful, highlighting tensions in policy and the likely direction of travel. They have been enriched by the seniority of the attendees and the open exposition of views under Chatham House rules.
Dipesh Shah OBE, Director The Crown Estate and Chairman Notting Hill Genesis
Hugh has the knack of bringing together individuals from different backgrounds who face similar issues and challenges. He has an enviable track record in working with partners in both the public and private sectors.
Lord Vallance of Tummel
If you like thinking about difficult public policy issues and enjoy meeting senior people from the public and private sectors who actually know what they are talking about The Briefing Circle will fill a void.
Rt Hon Lord Forsyth of Drumlean
The Briefing Circle is more than just a briefing. By bringing together key people of many backgrounds and disciplines, it enhances that understanding of issues which comes from personal interaction with those directly involved.
Sir Crispin Tickell GCMG KCVO