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Tom Hoffman was educated at St John’s College School and The Leys School in Cambridge, and at the University of Exeter where he read law. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England &Wales, and enjoyed a career in merchant banking from 1971-1989 and in international banking from 1989 until his retirement in 2003. Since then he has held a number of non-executive banking appointments, and is currently non-executive Chairman of Caspian Sea Capital.
He was elected to the Court of Common Council in 2002. He is a Governor of the Museum of London, Governor of the Barbican Centre, Governor of the City of London School for Girls (Chairman 2003-06), Trustee of the City of London Festival, Member of the Corporation of London’s Finance Committee, Investment Committee, Culture Heritage & Libraries Committee, Markets Committee, and Gresham Committee (of which he was Chairman 2011-14). Outside the City he is Chairman of the Trustees of Stour Festival in Kent, and since 2005 he has been engaged with London’s leading teaching hospitals: from 2005 until 2011 as a Governor of King’s College Hospital, and since 2012 as a Governor of Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital. He is also a Trustee of the Corporation of the Sons and Friends of the Clergy.
He has previously served as 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, Deputy Governor of The Honourable The Irish Society, Chairman of the Board of the London Festival Orchestra, Chairman of the Advisory Board of The Sixteen Choir & Orchestra, and Almoner & Governor of Christ’s Hospital.
He is a Member of the Court of the Tylers & Bricklayers’ Company (of which he was Master in 2006/7), and is Honorary Treasurer of the Guildhall Historical Association which published his Paper on “The Rise & Decline of Guilds in Great Britain and Ireland”. His four volume “Bibliography on the Guilds of Great Britain and Ireland” is published on the Birkbeck website.
His interests are: music, gardening, drinking fine wine and eating crab.