Westbury Partners provides corporate leaders with private support through our uniquely combined experience, insight and judgement.

Our mission is to help you succeed.



Our partners have between them over 100 years of experience in leadership in complexity in the areas of institutional investing, international affairs, policy and regulation, intelligence and business management.



We maintain a global network of domain experts and senior contacts that allows us to determine future trends and identify threats and opportunities.



Our collective judgement, based on the insights we develop and informed by decades of hands-on experience, allows us to generate foresight and advice for clients.




We deliver insight, experienced judgement, advice and a confidential sounding board in support of strategy and decisions in areas that include:


We work intensively to prepare selected candidates for C-Suite responsibilities by providing insight, advice and independent, confidential counsel on issues broader than those they have to date encountered.


Geopolitical trends

Social and technological trends

Engagement with external stakeholders

People management and succession planning

Public policy



We think and act as your partners and peers

We understand you must make complex, real-time decisions

We own our company

We cap commitments so that we are always available

We operate confidentially

We have no conflicts of interest

We have no products to cross-sell

We have ourselves run significant activities and developed specific sector skills

We avoid euphemism, prevarication and obfuscation

We work intensively, personally and direct to you: no client teams or powerpoints

We help you identify and handle the issues that keep you awake at night – or should




Keith has spent 25 years advising senior executives. He initially served in the British Army and then as a war correspondent for The Times, and subsequently spent several years with the Swire Group in Asia before joining the British diplomatic service where posts included political adviser to Commander UN Forces in Bosnia. He returned to Asia as a banker before joining Hakluyt, the strategic intelligence and advisory firm in London, where he was CEO for 11 years. He founded Westbury Partners in 2016. He sits on several boards, is a senior adviser to PJT Partners, a trustee of Cancer Research UK, and a member of the board of the Bodleian Library. He is a graduate of Oxford University.


Lord Sedwill was UK Cabinet Secretary and National Security Adviser until late 2020. He is a career diplomat who served as Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary and as NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan before becoming Permanent Secretary at the Home Office in London. He was appointed National Security Adviser in 2017 and added the duties of Cabinet Secretary in 2018.  He is now a senior adviser to NM Rothschild and President of the Special Forces Club. He attended the universities of St Andrew’s and Oxford.


Quintin is a career investment professional who was a member of BlackRock’s global executive committee and head of the firm’s Alpha Strategies, responsible for global fixed income and actively-managed equities. Prior to that he was CIO at Gartmore and Head of Research at James Capel. He now sits on several boards and advises others on ESG and strategy. He was educated at the universities of Bristol and Oxford.



Email: mail@westburypartners.co.uk