Director of Politeia

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.

DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH

SHEILA LAWLOR

DIRECTORS

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DR SHEILA LAWLOR

Sheila Lawlor is the founder and Research Director 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 Now or Never: Countering the Coup Against Britain’s Democracy (2019).

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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

Co-founder of Sloane Robinson and serves as Patron of Politeia

ACADEMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL

PROFESSOR DAVID COLLINS

Professor of International Economic Law at City, University of London and a WTO specialist. He is currently City’s Assistant Vice President (Research/REF) and heads the City Law School’s Digital Trade Research Group. He previously practised commercial litigation in Toronto and was a prosecutor for the Attorney General in Ontario, Canada.

PROFESSOR TIM CONGDON, CBE

Professor and Chairman of The Institute of International Monetary Research, University of Buckingham. He previously held honorary secretary of the Political Economy club  (1999 to 2010).

PROFESSOR DAVID DILKS

Held  the chair of International History at the University of Leeds and served as Vice Chancellor of the University of Hull (1991 to 1999). He is the official biographer of Neville Chamberlain.

PROFESSOR HAROLD JAMES

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

EDITE LIGERE

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

An Economist, currently engaged mainly in research and writing. He was Professor (1967-74) and Chairman (1970-73) of the Economics Department at Washington D.C. University. He served as Chief of the Tax Policy Division (1974-1981) and as Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department (1981-2000) at the IMF. He also served as State Secretary for Economy and Finance in the Italian Government (2001-2003).

THE RT HON LORD WILLETTS

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

WESTMINSTER ADVISORY COUNCIL

THE RT HON SIR VINCE CABLE

Former Leader, The Liberal Democrats (2017-2019), Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (2010-2015). Member of Parliament for Twickenham (1997-2015, 2017-19).

THE RT HON LORD MCFALL OF ALCLUITH

Senior Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords, 2016-. Former Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1998-1999) and Former Lord Commissioner (1997-1998). Chair, Treasury Select Committee (2001-2010). Member of Parliament for Dumbarton (1987-2005) and then West Dunbartonshire (2005-2010).

THE RT HON FRANK FIELD

Nominated for the House of Lords in August 2020. Former Member of Parliament for Birkenhead (1979-2018, Labour, 2018-2019, Independent Birkenhead Social Justice Party). Chair, Work and Pensions Select Committee (2015-19).

THE RT HON LORD MAUDE OF HORSHAM

House of Lords, 2015. Former Minister of State for Trade and Investment (2015-16), Minister for the Cabinet office, Paymaster General (2010-2015), Chairman, The Conservative Party (2005-2007). Member of Parliament for North Warwickshire (1983-1992) and Horsham (1997-2015).

THE RT HON MICHAEL GOVE MP

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, July 2019-, Minister for the Cabinet Office February 2020-. Member of Parliament for Surrey Heath (2005-). Former Secretary of State for Education (2010-2014), Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (2015-2016), Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (2017-19)

LORD LEXDEN OBE

House of Lords, 2011. Historian, author and politician and official historian of the Conservative Party and Chairman of the Conservative History Group.

RICHARD ERHMAN

Journalist, businessman and Consultant Director at Politeia

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