Our governance

Chatham House was granted its Royal Charter by His Majesty King George V in 1926, and the governance structure serves as a guarantee of its independence and impartiality.


The reigning sovereign serves as Patron of the institute and confers on Chatham House the benefit of their formal support through the institute’s Royal Charter, although they have no official governance responsibilities.

Non-council committee members

  • Samuel Ajakaiye, Next Generation Committee
  • Ghadah Alharti, Next Generation Committee
  • Tracey Campbell, Investment Committee
  • Keith Harrington, Finance and Risk Committee
  • Olivier Lemaigre, Investment Committee
  • Mark Spelman, Finance and Risk Committee

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