Sir Timothy Patrick Lankester, KCB (born 15 April 1942),is a former President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, England, and the first economic private secretary to Margaret Thatcher.
Lankester is the son of Preb. Robin Prior Archibald Lankester and Jean Dorothy Gilliat. He was educated at Monkton Combe School in Somerset. After undertaking Voluntary Service Overseas in British Honduras (1960–61), he went up to St John's College, Cambridge (BA Economics, MA, Honorary Fellow), before completing an MA at Yale University.
He worked for the World Bank, first in Washington, D.C., then in New Delhi (1970–73). From 1973 until 1995, he worked in the British Civil Service. He was Permanent Secretary at the Overseas Development Administration from 1989 until 1994. He left the British Civil Service after a brief spell in the Department for Education.
Lankester sits on the board of the Aga Khan Foundation and the MBI Al Jaber Foundationin the UK.
He was Director and Principal of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London from 1996 until 2000and made an Honorary Fellow in 2002. He became President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford in 2001 and retired in 2009.
Lankester is Chairman of the Council of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicineand a member of the joint advisory board of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. He is also Chair of the Wells Maltings Trust, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk.
Lankester was appointed Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath in 1994.
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Sir Tim Lankester, President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 2001–09