The Panel of Senior Advisers was founded in 2008 to provide the institute with an experienced sounding board for its research and policy conclusions and help communicate its ideas internationally.
Lord Hammond brings to the panel, and to Chatham House, his experience at the highest levels of the UK government, having served as Secretary of State for Defence, Foreign Secretary, and Chancellor of the Exchequer between 2011 and 2019.
In addition to the wealth of insights this experience will offer the institute, Lord Hammond will contribute to Chatham House’s work on reforming international governance, including a project developing proposals to help revive and strengthen international economic cooperation in 2021 and beyond.
Robin Niblett, Director of Chatham House, said: ‘I am delighted that Philip Hammond will join our Panel of Senior Advisers as Chatham House responds to the current wave of international economic and geopolitical upheaval and advises on the possibilities arising from the “new normal” global economy. Philip’s experience and insights will be invaluable in these exceptionally challenging times.’
Philip Hammond said: ‘This is a pivotal time in world affairs, and no institute is better placed than Chatham House to help guide policymakers and others through this period of unprecedented uncertainty. I very much look forward to working with my colleagues on the Panel of Senior Advisers and Chatham House’s innovative policy researchers on ways to strengthen international cooperation as governments and societies start the process of rebuilding their economies and livelihoods.’
Creon Butler, Director of Chatham House’s Global Economy and Finance Programme, is leading the institute’s research on the evolving global economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the future of international economic cooperation.