Advisory Board

SouthernSun’s Advisory Board was created because we believe that our firm can benefit from the experience, knowledge, skills and creativity of carefully selected individuals who are not involved in the day-to-day operations of our business.  Our Advisory Board is an impressive and diverse group with extensive domestic and international experience in business, public policy, entrepreneurship, investment services, technology, education, and social justice.

SouthernSun’s Management Team seeks the Advisory Board’s input on topics including: corporate strategy, business development, and team development. The board does not advise on portfolio management, risk management functions or the day-to-day operations of the firm. These important responsibilities reside with SouthernSun‘s Investment Team and Management Team.

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Gregory B. Fairchild

Gregory Fairchild is the Isidore Horween Research Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and associate dean for Washington, D.C., area initiatives and academic director of public policy and entrepreneurship. Fairchild serves as an academic director for Darden’s Institute for Business in Society (IBiS).  Read More

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Andre Fowlkes

For the past 10 years Andre Fowlkes has been working to grow the technology startup ecosystem in Memphis TN, through a venture development organization he co-founded called Start Co. As President of Start Co. Fowlkes oversees and manages sales and business development, corporate and government engagement, smart cities activity, civic innovation efforts, and resource cultivation.  Read More

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Harry Lawson-Johnston

Harry is a co-founder of Kinrise. Kinrise invests in commercial real estate across the UK and the US with a vision of creating spaces where people can thrive. Kinrise is backed by a small group of private families and institutions.

Harry is also a Principal at FODIS LLC, a US based firm delivering a comprehensive suite of direct investment services for family offices, family business holding companies and business owning families.  Read More

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Baroness Philippa Stroud

Philippa Stroud is CEO of the Legatum Institute. Previously, she was Chief Executive of the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), a think tank that she co-founded in 2004. Philippa’s life and career to date have been strongly influenced by her passion to tackle poverty and social breakdown.

Prior to the CSJ, she was Special Adviser the Rt. Hon. Iain Duncan Smith MP (then Secretary of State for Work and Pensions) from 2010-15, and also to the Prime Minister from 2012.  Read More