Our Patron: Alderman Tim Hailes FKC JP

We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to our ever-supportive patron, Mr. Alderman Tim Hailes.

Tim has been the Alderman for the Ward of Bassishaw since May 2013 (having been re-elected for a second six year term earlier this year) and served as Aldermanic Sheriff of the City of London in 2017/18.  He is currently non executive director of a number of private equity firms, Trustee of an Abu Dhabi Charitable Foundation and Special Advisor to the Group Chairman of Templar Corporation Limited which has potential interests in private banking, ultra high net worth asset wealth management, media and print distribution and security.

Mr. Hailes graduated from Kings College London with a BA (Hons) degree in History in 1990. He is a Jelf medalist (1990) and served as a member of College Council and a sabbatical officer in KCLSU from 1988-89. Whilst at university he served in a political capacity two members of Margaret Thatcher’s Cabinet. After graduating he undertook postgraduate legal study at UWE, Bristol.

Mr. Hailes has also acted as a technical expert to the UK FCA and has represented the financial services industry in front of numerous regulatory authorities including IOSCO, the EC, the Chinese BRC, the HKMA, MAS, and the Australian SIC.

He was appointed to the magistracy by the Lord Chancellor in March 2013 prior to his election to the office of Alderman for the Ward of Bassishaw in The City of London, in the following May. In addition to being the Alderman for the Ward of Bassishaw in The City of London, Mr. Hailes is also a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Solicitors, a freeman of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers, a magistrate (Justice of the Peace) on the Central London bench and a member of The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House).

Mr. Hailes is a long-standing supporter of Stonewall and The Human Dignity Trust, as well as a Life Governor of the RNLI. He has been awarded:

  • UK In House Finance Lawyer of the Year 2014, The Legal 500.
  • Regulatory (Financial Services) Lawyer of the Year 2017, European Counsel Awards.

School of Politics and Economics, Department of Political Economy at King’s College London

Founded in 2010, the Department of Political Economy (DPE) at King’s College London is the only dedicated political economy department in the United Kingdom. Housed in Bush House, on the Strand Campus, the DPE’s central London location offers easy access to the full range of facilities and experiences both inside and outside the world of politics and economics, across this major world city.

Future Leaders Network

Future Leaders

The Future Leaders Network is a not-for-profit company that aims to discover and develop the next generation of social, political and business leaders who can enact change in the world. By offering executive level leadership training, world-class opportunities, including the G7 and G20 Youth Summits, and engagement within a highly active network, Future Leaders Network ensures members have access to all the necessary development components to become the next generation of world leaders.

The Policy Institute

Policy Institute

The Policy Institute at King’s College London works to solve society’s challenges with evidence and expertise. We combine the rigour of academia with the agility of a consultancy and the connectedness of a think tank. Our research draws on many disciplines and methods, making use of the skills, expertise and resources of not only the institute, but the university and its wider network too.