Chris Hayward

Chairman of the Policy Committee, City of London Corporation

Chris Hayward is the Chairman of the Policy Committee. Chris was elected to the Common Council of the City of London for Broad Street Ward in  March 2013, and since his election he has actively represented the City through policy work, delegations and charitable activity, particularly with International investors and  in bilateral meetings with European business leaders and policy makers. He previously  served the full term as Chairman of the City’s Planning and Transportation  Committee, and presently holds the role of Chairman of the Gresham (City Side  Committee). 

Chris has more than 30 years’ experience in Executive and Non-Executive Director  roles in the property, infrastructure, planning and strategic communications sectors,  providing a strong connection to the issues and concerns of City business. Chris has  served on the boards of a number of companies and is currently a non-executive  

Director at JBP Associates and Hayward Properties and a Consultant to the global  firm of WSP. Chris also holds a role on the Advisory Board of the Sichuan Business  Association, and also served for eight years on the Council of the Institute of  Administrative Management which included two years carrying out international  graduation ceremonies as its Chairman. Chris also held the role of National President  of The British Junior Chambers of Commerce. 

Chris’s wider civic involvement includes the Council of The Royal Society of St  George (City Branch), membership of the Worshipful Company of Parish Clerks and  the Ward Clubs of Candlewick, Cheap, Coleman Street, Bridge and Broad Street (Past  Chairman). He is also Trustee of Barts Hospital Guild and Housing the Homeless  Central Fund and of the Friends of St Margaret Pattens Church. His involvement with  the Livery dates back to 1997, and he served as Master Pattenmaker in 2014/15. He is  also a member of the Livery Committee, a Freeman of the Haberdashers Company,  Court of the Guild of Freemen and Council of the City Livery Club. 

Outside the City he is a former Deacon of the Incorporation of Bonnetmakers and  Dyers of Glasgow and maintains links with Northern Ireland on behalf of the City, 

supporting charities in and around Londonderry. In 2019 Chris was admitted as an  Honorary Bencher of The Inner Temple.