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    Jeremy Mayhew, Chairman of the Finance Committee

Jeremy Mayhew

Since 1996, Jeremy Mayhew has been a Common Councilman (local councillor) in the City of London, representing Aldersgate Ward. Jeremy is Chairman of the City’s Finance Committee; in addition, he is a member of the Policy & Resources, Barbican Residential, City Bridge Trust, Culture, Heritage & Libraries, Establishment, Audit & Risk Management, and Investment Committees; he is, also, a Governor of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Previously, Jeremy was Chairman of the Education Committee, the Barbican Centre Board, the City’s Audit & Risk Management Committee, and the City Bridge Trust – the latter being the grant-awarding arm of Bridge House Estates, the City of London’s charity. He has, also, served as a Deputy Chairman of the Policy and Resources Committee.

For most of his career, Jeremy has worked in the broadcasting industry– and, for the past 15 years, he has been a senior strategy consultant, mainly advising clients in and about the media sector. He has been a Partner, Director, and Senior Adviser in a number of consulting firms – he led the Public Service Broadcasting Practice at Spectrum Strategy Consultants and, more recently, was a Senior Adviser to PwC’s consulting practice. Most of his projects have involved a mix of strategy, financial, new business development, and regulatory/public policy issues.

Outside the City Corporation, Jeremy is:

  • a Member of the UK Government’s Regulatory Policy Committee
  • a Member of the Legal Services Board
  • a Member of the British Police Authority
  • a Trustee of the British Friends of Harvard Business School and the Crossrail Art Foundation
  • a Governor of Prior Weston School (Islington), Clifton College, and Christ’s Hospital
  • a Member of the Council of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry

In the past, Jeremy has been:

  • a Non-Executive Adviser to the Mayor of London’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC)
  • a Non-Executive Board Member of the London Development Agency
  • a Non-Executive Board Member of the Strategic Rail Authority
  • a Board Director for Strategy & New Media at BBC Worldwide, the BBC’s main commercial division
  • the BBC’s Head of Strategy Development
  • a Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Trade & Industry and, then, Social Security
  • a television producer for the BBC and Channel 4

Jeremy read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Balliol College, Oxford University and, subsequently, gained an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School.