Robert Hunter served as US Ambassador to NATO and as chief White House official for Europe and the Middle East. He was Senior International Consultant to Lockheed-Martin from 1998-2013. He has given speechwriting support for three US presidents and provides coaching in strategic planning, political and executive communications and media handling.

Chris O’Connor OBE is a senior strategist now based in Vancouver having most recently been British Consul General in Los Angeles. He is former British Ambassador to Tunisia (during the Arab Spring) and also has expertise in Lebanon, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. His passion is to bring innovative West Coast thinking to address geo-strategic and commercial challenges in the Middle East and North Africa.