DIRECTORS

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DR SHEILA LAWLOR

Sheila Lawlor directs the economic, education, constitutional and social policy programmes of Politeia. Her background is as an academic historian of 20th century British political history, having previously been a research fellow at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and Churchill College, Cambridge. Her academic publications include Churchill and the Politics of War 1940-41, and for Politeia her most recent publication is Deal, No Deal? The Battle for Britain’s Democracy (2018).

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SIR BRIAN WILLIAMSON CBE

Sir Brian Willamson is Director at NYSE Euronext, of MT Fund Management Ltd and Politeia, and is a trustee of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. He was also the chairman of LIFFE, the Financial Services Authority, Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust, Resolution plc, Climate Exchange plc and HSBC Holdings. He was inducted into the Futures Hall of Fame in 2007.

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PROFESSOR HAROLD JAMES

Harold James is the Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies, and Professor of History and International Affairs at Princeton University. He specialises in modern German, economic and financial history, and was awarded the Helmut Schmidt Prize for Economic History in 2004, and the Ludwig Erhard Prize in 2005. He was appointed an International Monetary Fund Historian in 2016.

Department of History, Princeton University
Project Syndicate

Patron

GEORGE ROBINSON

Is co-founder of Sloane Robinson and serves as Patron of Politeia

Director of Politeia

From 7th September 2020

JONATHAN ISABY

After a degree in modern languages and linguistics from the University of York, Jonathan Isaby became a political analyst at the BBC. There followed editorial and writing posts at the Daily Telegraph and elsewhere, before becoming co-editor of ConservativeHome in 2008. He was Political Director, and later Chief Executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance and then editor of BrexitCentral from its inception. His publications include Boris v Ken: How Boris Johnson Won London (Methuen 2008), co-authored with Giles Edwards.

ACADEMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL

PROFESSOR DAVID COLLINS

Is a Professor of International Economic Law at City, University of London and a WTO specialist. He previously practised commercial litigation in Toronto and was a prosecutor for the Attorney General in Ontario, Canada.

PROFESSOR TIM CONGDON, CBE

Was honorary secretary of the Political Economy club from 1999 to 2010. He is an economist and businessman who currently serves as Chairman of the Freedom Association.

PROFESSOR DAVID DILKS

Was Professor of International History at the University of Leeds and served as Vice Chancellor of the University of Hull from 1991 to 1999. He is the official biographer of Neville Chamberlain.

PROFESSOR HAROLD JAMES

Is Professor of History and International Affairs at Woodrow Wilson School. He serves as Chairman of the Editorial Board of World Politics.

EDITE LIGERE

Is a barrister at 1 Crown Office Row. Her practice focuses on the regulation of artificial intelligence, global financial regulation, banking, insurance, human rights, consumer protection, charity law, data protection, machine learning and cyber security.
Edite Ligere – 1 Crown Office Row

PROFESSOR VITO TANZI

Was Professor and Chairman of the Economics Department at Washington D.C. University. He also served as Head of the Tax Policy Division and as Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department at the IMF.

THE RT HON LORD WILLETTS

Is a British Conservative Politician who served as Member of Parliament for Havant from 1992 to 2015 before joining the House of Lords. He served as Minister of State for Universities and Science from 2010 to 2014.

WESTMINSTER ADVISORY COUNCIL

THE RT HON SIR VINCE CABLE

Member of Parliament for Twickenham (1997-2015, 2017-19) and former Leader of the Liberal Democrats (2017-2019). He served as Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills from 2010 to 2015.

THE RT HON LORD MCFALL OF ALCLUITH

A British Labour Politician who served as Member of Parliament for Dumbarton and then West Dunbartonshire from 1987 to 2010 before joining the House of Lords. He currently serves as the Senior Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords.

THE RT HON FRANK FIELD

Member of Parliament for Birkenhead 1979-2019. He is the former Chair of the Work and Pensions Select Committee (2015-19).

THE RT HON LORD MAUDE OF HORSHAM

A British Conservative Politician who served as Member of Parliament for Horsham from 1997 to 2015 before joining the House of Lords. He has served as Financial Secretary to the Treasury and in the Cabinet Office. He was Minister of State for Trade and Investment from May 2015 to February 2016.

THE RT HON MICHAEL GOVE MP

Member of Parliament for Surrey Heath since 2005. He is the former Secretary of State for Education (2010-14) and Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (2015-16) and Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (2017-2019). He is currently serving as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster since July 2019 and Minister for the Cabinet Office since February 2020.

LORD LEXDEN OBE

An author, historian and politician. He sits as a Conservative Life peer in the House of Lords, having joined in 2010.

RICHARD ERHMAN

A journalist, businessman and Consultant Director at Politeia

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