Thomas Dieter Dirk Hoffman MBE LLB FCA (born August 1945) is a councilman of the City of London Corporation, where he represents the ward of Vintry.
Hoffman was educated at St. John's College School and The Leys School, Cambridge. He studied law at the University of Exeter. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and had a career in banking until his retirement in 2003.
He was elected to the Court of Common Council in 2002. He is a governor of the Museum of London, the Barbican Centre, and the City of London School for Girls (and former chairman). He was a governor of King's College Hospital and, since 2012, has been a governor of Guy's & St. Thomas Hospital. He was a member of the Council of the University of Exeter, governor of Birkbeck College, of which he is an Honorary Fellow, chairman of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, chairman of the board of the London Festival Orchestra, and almoner and governor of Christ's Hospital.
Hoffman is a member of the Court of the Tylers' and Bricklayers' Company, of which he was master in 2006/7. He is honorary treasurer of the Guildhall Historical Association, which published his paper on The Rise & Decline of Guilds in Great Britain and Ireland.He compiled a four-volume Bibliography on the Guilds of Great Britain and Ireland, which is published on the website of Birkbeck College.
Richard John Carew Chartres, Baron Chartres, FBS is a retired bishop of the Church of England. He was area Bishop of Stepney from 1992 to 1995 and Bishop of London from 1995 to 2017. He was sworn of the Privy Council in the same year he became Bishop of London. He was also Gresham Professor of Divinity from 1987 to 1992. In October 2017, Chartres was made a life peer, and now sits in the House of Lords as a crossbencher; he had previously sat in the House as one of the Lords Spiritual.
London Guildhall University was a university in the United Kingdom from 1992 to 2002, established when the City of London Polytechnic was awarded university status. On 1 August 2002, it merged with the University of North London to form London Metropolitan University. The former London Guildhall University premises now form the new University's City campus, situated on various sites in the City of London.
Boston Guildhall is a former municipal building in Boston, Lincolnshire. It currently serves as a local museum and also as a venue for civil ceremonies and private functions. It is a Grade I listed building.
Ralph Francis Alnwick Grey, Baron Grey of Naunton, was a New Zealand peer who served as the last Governor of Northern Ireland. He was created a Life Peer as Baron Grey of Naunton on 17 September 1968.
Sir Richard Hughes Trainor,, is an academic administrator and historian who served as the Principal of King's College London from 2004 to 2014. He was previously the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Greenwich from 2000 to 2004. He is currently Rector (head) of Exeter College, Oxford.
Sir Deian Rhys Hopkin is an academic and historian, former vice chancellor and former President of the National Library of Wales. From 2013 to 2020, he served as Chair of Wales Remembers 1914-1918 and was expert adviser to the First Minister of Wales for the Centenary of the First World War. Hopkin was from 2001 until 2009 vice-chancellor and chief executive of London South Bank University, England. From 2011 to 2015, he was president of the National Library of Wales. He is an historian, originally from Wales and a fluent Welsh speaker.
Steven Kevin Connor, FBA is a British literary scholar. Since 2012, he has been the Grace 2 Professor of English in the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge. He was formerly the academic director of the London Consortium and professor of modern literature and theory at Birkbeck, University of London.
Paul Myners, Baron Myners, was a British businessman and politician. In October 2008 he was elevated to the House of Lords as a life peer and was appointed City Minister in the Labour Government of Gordon Brown, serving until May 2010. As City Minister Myners was responsible for overseeing the financial services sector during the global financial crisis and its aftermath, including leading the controversial 2008 United Kingdom bank rescue package. Myners sat in the House of Lords as a Labour peer until 2014, resigning to become a non-affiliated member before joining the crossbench group in 2015.
Terence Michael Elkan Barnet Etherton, Baron Etherton, is a British retired judge and member of the House of Lords. He was the Master of the Rolls and Head of Civil Justice from 2016 to 2021 and Chancellor of the High Court from 2013 to 2016.
Pauline Perry, Baroness Perry of Southwark is an educator, educationist, academic, and activist. She is a Conservative politician and was for 25 years a working member of the British House of Lords. In 1981 she became Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools in England. In 1986 she became Vice-Chancellor of South Bank Polytechnic, and serving during its transition to a university, became the first woman in history to run a British university.
Elizabeth Margaret Smith, Baroness Smith of Gilmorehill,, is a British peer and patron of the arts. She is the widow of John Smith, the former Labour Party leader.
Sir John Boothman StuttardKStJ JP FCA is an English chartered accountant who was Lord Mayor of the City of London from 2006-07.
Antony Charles Thomas, was a British historian and archaeologist who was Professor of Cornish Studies at Exeter University, and the first Director of the Institute of Cornish Studies, from 1971 until his retirement in 1991. He was recognised as a Bard of the Cornish Gorseth with the name Gwas Godhyan in 1953.
Sir David Thomas Rowell Lewis was the Lord Mayor of London for 2007 and 2008.
Sir Harold John Boyer Harding was a British civil engineer. Harding was educated at Christ's Hospital and the City and Guilds College, interrupting his studies 1918–19 with a one-year period spent as a cadet in the Officers' Training Corps. Following graduation Harding worked for Mowlem where he specialised in tunnelling work for London Underground including the reconstruction of Piccadilly Circus tube station and the expansion of the Central line. In the 1930s he and Mowlem were instrumental in introducing geotechnical processes to the UK.
Sir Roderick Castle Floud FBA is a British economic historian and a leader in the field of anthropometric history. He has been provost of the London Guildhall University, vice-chancellor and president of the London Metropolitan University, acting dean of the School of Advanced Study at the University of London, and provost of Gresham College (2008–2014). He is the son of Bernard Floud MP.
Sir John Gordon Thomas Carter is a British businessman who was Chief Executive of Commercial Union from 1994 to 1998, and who is the current chairman of travelers insurance europe.
Sir David Hugh Wootton is an English lawyer and politician. He was the 684th Lord Mayor of London, from 2011 to 2012, and is the Alderman of the Ward of Langbourn.
Todd Gray FRHistS, MBE is a historian of the county of Devon, England.
Sir Harvey Andrew McGrath is a British business and philanthropy executive. He served as the Chairman of the Man Group from 2000 to 2007 and Prudential plc from 2009 to 2012. He is the co-founder of Revere Capital Advisors, a hedge fund based in New York City and London. He serves as the Chairman of Big Society Capital and Heart of the City, promoting philanthropy in Greater London and the City of London.