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.

Tarsha Calloway

Tarsha Calloway 

Tarsha Calloway has extensive experience in leadership development and business strategy, in both the profit and non-profit sectors.

Ms. Calloway has held management positions in marketing and sales at Marriott International, US Airways and Porsche Cars North America, where she has been highly successful in developing and executing sales and marketing strategies, motivating teams, and leading internal organizational strategies designed to reduce costs, drive business growth, and respond to evolving customer and constituent needs.   Read More

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Andre Fowlkes

For the past 12 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 founder and partner of several businesses including Ivita, Kinrise, Fodis & Alvarium. Ivita is a NY headquartered impact-driven investment group and since 2018 has founded, capitalized, and launched three companies focused on digital healthcare and reimagining the food system – Atida Health, Spring Foods, and Circle Health. Kinrise, which invests in commercial real estate across the UK, is backed by a small group of private families and institutions.

Harry is also a Principal at FODIS LLC, with a 38yr track record and over $15bn of direct investments, 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 Alliance for Responsible Citizenship (ARC). Previously, she was CEO of the Legatum Institute and 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 to 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