Founder & Founding Patrons


  • Richard Sexton

    Richard Sexton MBE

    Richard is from South London and came to NYC in 2001. A specialist in commercial real estate he also runs Captain's Knock, hosting high end networking events for business leaders, passionate about sport. He is currently the President of St George's Society of NY, the British charity.

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  • John Tunstall

    John Tunstall

    Originally from Derbyshire, John came to the US in 2003. John has specialized in assisting British expatriates transfer their UK pensions for more than twelve years. John is also North East regional representative for British American Business Inc.

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  • David Drinkwater

    David Drinkwater

    David came from South Croydon to the East Village in 1991 and has worked in a number of financial roles for banks, consultants and investment managers. He coordinates the USA activities for alumni of the University of Birmingham and helps lead an informal group of New York-based alumni from a number of UK universities. He is also part owner of Maiden Lane, a wine bar in Alphabet City.

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  • David Martinelli

    David Martinelli

    David is from South West London and came to NYC in 1996. He has spent his whole career in financial markets, first at Citigroup and currently at Morgan Stanley where he is an Executive Director in the Securitized Products Group. He is currently President of King's College London Alumni Committee and Secretary and Treasurer of Friends of King's College London Association in NY.

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  • Tink Taylor

    Tink Taylor

    Tink, Co-Founder & President of the dotDigital Group PLC (dotMailer) an AIM listed company founded in 1999 with offices in London, Surrey, Manchester, Bristol, Scotland & Belarus, with Tink setting the first North American office in 2013 in New York.

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  • Cliff Franklin

    Cliff Franklin

    Cliff is originally from the Isle of Dogs, East London, he started working in New York in 1997. In 2000 he became the founder member of Sabre Integrated Security Systems, LLC and is currently their CEO. As well as supporting The St. Georges Society of NY, he is also an active participant at Rocking the Boat - a charity serving the underprivileged in the south Bronx.

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