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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. [1]


Early life and career

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. [2]


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. [3]


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. [4] He compiled a four-volume Bibliography on the Guilds of Great Britain and Ireland, which is published on the website of Birkbeck College. [5]

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  1. Tom Hoffman. City of London. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  2. Tom Hoffman. City of London. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  3. Tom Hoffman. City of London. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  4. Tom Hoffman. City of London. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  5. Tom Hoffman's Bibliography on The Guilds. Birkbeck College. Retrieved 31 October 2016.