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Tijs is a senior communications and government relations advisor to global brands and UK based organisations. He has experience campaigning on issues relevant to the City of London ranging from tech, transport infrastructure and security to skills, education, and equal opportunities.
Having previously volunteered as a Special Constable in Central London, and until recently as a trustee for Working Chance – a charity helping women ex-offenders into jobs, Tijs currently serves as deputy chair of the City of London’s Police Authority Board. Tijs furthermore dedicates his time volunteering to support culture and the arts as governor at the Museum of London and deputy chair of the Barbican Centre Board, as well as education, having been a local school governor and now chair of the City of London’s Academies Trust – covering 10 schools supporting over 7,400 students across London.
In addition, Tijs is an active member and liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, and a Freeman of the Company of Communicators.
Based in the City, Tijs works in the tech sector as government relations lead for HP Inc. Having worked for the Equality and Human Rights Commission, and its predecessor the Equal Opportunities Commission, he is passionate about social mobility and promoting a diverse and inclusive City.
Tijs is a signatory to the City of London Corporation Members’ Diversity Charter: https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/about-the-city/how-we-make-decisions/Pages/corporate-governance.aspx.