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'''[[Le Cercle]] was chaired initially by [[Antoine Pinay]]''', hence the name 'Pinay Cercle'. The British took over the chairmanship of the group at some point (according to [[Brian Crozier]]'s memoirs, in 1971). Possibly at the same time, the group was switched from exclusively European meetings to a general pattern of biannual meetings on alternating sides of the Atlantic. This arrangement had separate European and [[Le Cercle/Chairman (USA)|US chair]]s of the group.
 
'''[[Le Cercle]] was chaired initially by [[Antoine Pinay]]''', hence the name 'Pinay Cercle'. The British took over the chairmanship of the group at some point (according to [[Brian Crozier]]'s memoirs, in 1971). Possibly at the same time, the group was switched from exclusively European meetings to a general pattern of biannual meetings on alternating sides of the Atlantic. This arrangement had separate European and [[Le Cercle/Chairman (USA)|US chair]]s of the group.
  
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"[[Nadhim Zahawi|Mr Zahawi]]'s office said the "informal" role of Le Cercle chairman consisted of setting the group's agenda and overseeing its discussions but did not include involvement in the group's finances."<ref>https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/political-parties/conservative-party/news/105448/excl-top-tories-face-questions-over-links</ref>
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[[Geoffrey Tantum]] was named in [[1997]] by ''[[The Telegraph]]'' as the Cercle's UK secretary.<ref>http://www.independent.co.uk/news/aitken-dropped-by-the-rights-secret-club-1258522.html</ref>
 
[[Geoffrey Tantum]] was named in [[1997]] by ''[[The Telegraph]]'' as the Cercle's UK secretary.<ref>http://www.independent.co.uk/news/aitken-dropped-by-the-rights-secret-club-1258522.html</ref>
  
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Employment.png Le Cercle/Chairman (Europe)

Leader ofLe Cercle
Chair of half of the meetings of Le Cercle. Reportedly sets the group's agenda and oversees its discussions but does not involve the group's finances.

Le Cercle was chaired initially by Antoine Pinay, hence the name 'Pinay Cercle'. The British took over the chairmanship of the group at some point (according to Brian Crozier's memoirs, in 1971). Possibly at the same time, the group was switched from exclusively European meetings to a general pattern of biannual meetings on alternating sides of the Atlantic. This arrangement had separate European and US chairs of the group.

Activities

"Mr Zahawi's office said the "informal" role of Le Cercle chairman consisted of setting the group's agenda and overseeing its discussions but did not include involvement in the group's finances."[1]

Secrectary

Geoffrey Tantum was named in 1997 by The Telegraph as the Cercle's UK secretary.[2]

Unreferenced Office Holders

An anonymous editor to Wikipedia added the following dates and chairmen in November 2018:

 

Office Holders on Wikispooks

NameFromToDescription
Kwasi Kwarteng20172018According to an anonymous 2018 edit to Wikipedia.
Nadhim Zahawi20152017Did not declare his membership of this group
Michael Ancram20082013Start date is conjecture, but would be after October 13, 2008
Norman Lamont19962008He quit between 13 October 2008 and 3 April 2013.
Jonathan Aitken19931996The start date is conjecture, based on <a href="#cite_note-1">[1]</a><a href="#cite_note-2">[2]</a> and <a href="#cite_note-3">[3]</a>
Christian Schwarz-Schilling19921993The start and end dates are conjecture, based on <a href="#cite_note-1">[1]</a><a href="#cite_note-2">[2]</a> and <a href="#cite_note-3">[3]</a>.
Julian Amery19851992The end date is conjecture, based on <a href="#cite_note-1">[1]</a><a href="#cite_note-2">[2]</a> and <a href="#cite_note-3">[3]</a>
Brian Crozier19711985Crozier himself is the source for this start date, which is uncertain.
Antoine Pinay19531971These dates are pure conjecture, but fit with other data.


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