February Meeting “Thinking Outside the Box”

The Topic: Iran, Europe and Russia

“Thinking Outside the Box”

Thomas Tyrell, a British International Lawyer, Banker and Historian.

A Transatlantic Perspective.

Dynamic and fast moving presentation.

Thomas Tyrrell is an international lawyer, historian and genealogist.  He has been lecturing in Southwest Florida about the geopolitics of World Events since 2003.  He is a British citizen with an American father and English mother. Thomas brings a fresh ‘Transatlantic Perspective’ to his presentations that encourages active participation by audience members.  He seeks to place modern events in their historical context thereby perhaps giving his American audience reason to pause and think.

Beginning at 7:30am

Cost:  $20 for Members $25 for Non-Members
Buffet Breakfast

Place:  Pelican Marsh Golf Club
Address: 1810 Persimmon Dr, Naples, FL
Club Phone:(239) 293-2399

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  • Thomas Tyrrell was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge University, from which he holds a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in Economics and Law and a Master’s Degree.
  • He also holds a Bachelor of Law from London University and a Fellowship of the Genealogical Society.


  • Barrister at Law and International Banker in London.
  • Deputy Chairman of the overseas subsidiary of Banque Sarasin of Basle, one of Switzerland’s oldest private banks and overseas director of La Baloise, a leading Swiss insurance company and PK banken of Sweden.
  • Economic Advisor to the British Government in the National Economic Development Office (NEDO). 
  • Practiced  international law in Luxembourg and Geneva.
  • Established Fiduciaire Tyrrell Higham as an independent traditional European fiduciary.
  • Founded with others in Europe and America, an international trust company in Auckland, New Zealand. 


  • The International Bar Association
  • International Associate of The American Bar Association
  • Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners of London
  • International Director of the Association of Professional Genealogists
  • The National Genealogical Society in Washington, DC
  • The Genealogical Society of London
  • ‘OSCE’ Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Vienna
  • ‘Chatham House’–The Royal Institute of International Affairs, London
  •  ‘RUSI’–The Royal United Services Institute for International and Defense Studies, London
  •  ‘RIAC’ Russian International Affairs Council, Moscow
  • EUISS’–European Union Institute for Security Studies, Paris
  •  ‘EUISS’ European Union Institute for Security Studies, Paris
  •  ‘ECFR’ European Council on Foreign Relations.
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