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.