Principal Navigations

Principal Navigations is the podcast from Hakluyt. In each episode, we ask a colleague or friend of the firm to tell us about three people who have helped shape their lives. We think this leads to a fascinating conversation – and we hope you agree!

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Varun Chandra

Managing Partner, Hakluyt

Mr Dickinson, Fiona Kelly, Sir Tony Blair KG
Clare Connor CBE

Former England Cricket Captain

James Mackintosh, Sir Anthony Seldon, Dr Sarah Fane OBE
Niall FitzGerald KBE

Former CEO and Chair of Unilever

Cob Stenham, Peter, Nelson Mandela
Daisy Goodwin

Screenwriter, TV Producer and Novelist

Stephanie Fierz, Norman Stone, Queen Victoria
Rupert Huxter

Former Deputy CEO, Hakluyt

Dr Brian Martin MBE, Dr Richard Dodds OBE, Rt Hon Lord Heseltine CH
Christopher James

Co-Founder, Hakluyt

Theodore Pantcheff, Sir Fitzroy Maclean Bt, KT, CBE, Sir Peter Holmes
Paul King

Writer and Director

Cal McCrystal, Garth Marenghi, David Heyman
Sir Robin Niblett KCMG

Former Director and Chief Executive, Chatham House, and Senior Adviser, Hakluyt

Adrian Sydenham, John Hamre, DeAnne Julius
Mike Reynolds

Co-Founder, Hakluyt

William “Fritz” Benson, Lamberto Gardelli, Count Harry Clemens Ulrich Graf von Kessler
Gowher Rizvi

International Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh

William Maurice Brown, Sir Edgar Williams, Sheikh Hasina
Lord Mark Sedwill GCMG

Former UK Cabinet Secretary and National Security Adviser

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Robin Cook, General Stanley A. McChrystal
Claire Thomas

Former Chief Human Resources Officer at GlaxoSmithKline

Ryland Evans, Howard Pien, Dan Phelan
Sara Wheeler

Travel Writer, Biographer and Literary Critic

Miss Meade, Martha Gellhorn, Isabella Bird
Mohsin Zaidi

Executive, Hakluyt

Tier Abbass, Maureen, Lord Nicholas Wilson PC