Board of Directors, Intelligence Squared Group

Yana Peel


Yana Peel is CEO of Intelligence Squared Group, the world’s leading forum for live debate. Having co-founded Outset Contemporary Art Fund as a cultural foundation in 2003, Yana maintains board and advisory positions across the arts that include: Tate Executive Council, British Fashion Council, V&A, V-A-C Foundation Moscow, Para/Site Art Space and Asia Art Archive. Most recently, she authored the third in her series of best-selling children’s books to benefit the NSPCC (Art for Baby), was selected as the recipient of the Mont Blanc Award for Arts Patronage and became a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.Yana was born in St Petersburg, Russia. She attended McGill University, completed her post-graduate studies in Economics at LSE and started her career at Goldman Sachs.

David Legg


David is Managing Director, Europe and Asia for GLG, an international research firm. Previous to that, he was at McKinsey and Company. David holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Lethbridge in Canada, a law degree from Oxford University and a PhD from Yale University. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization and is active with several boards and charities that promote educational opportunity. David is Co-Chair of Intelligence Squared Group.