About Us

The partners of global investment firm Legatum: Christopher Chandler, Mark Stoleson, Alan McCormick and Philip Vassiliou founded the Legatum Institute in its original guise over 15 years ago, in 2007.

From inception, the Legatum Institute’s vision has been to “help others prosper” through its policy and educational work.  With a focus on world-class research, writing and convening, the purpose of the Legatum Institute is to unlock how individuals, families, communities, and nations can become more prosperous.

The Legatum Institute stands alongside Legatum’s other major philanthropic and humanitarian endeavours such as the END Fund, the Freedom Fund, the Luminos Fund, and many others. 

Team

Dr Radomir Tylecote:

Dr Radomir Tylecote: Managing Director

Radomir was Special Adviser to Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP as Minister for Brexit Opportunities and Government Efficiency, then Business Secretary.
Previously at the Legatum Institute and Institute of Economic Affairs he published some of the most influential think-tank publications in the last decade.

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Kate Leaman:CFO

Kate Leaman: Chief Financial Officer

Kate has over 20 years of experience in the finance industry in both the UK and the Middle East, spanning private investment, sovereign wealth, investment banking, and Big 4 practice, as well as most recently assisting in the launch and rapid expansion of a broadcast media start-up. Kate has returned to the Legatum Group having previously joined in 2009 where she worked with the Legatum Foundation and the Legatum Institute amongst other initiatives.

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Fred de Fossard

Fred de Fossard: Director of Parliamentary Affairs

Fred leads the Institute’s parliamentary and legislative work. He is responsible for research on British prosperity, encompassing Brexit opportunities, regulatory and government reform, and economic growth. This includes a long-term legislative agenda required to return the United Kingdom to growth, aided by his expertise in parliamentary and constitutional affairs.

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Dr Sam Bruce: Director of Philosophy and Education 

Sam is Director of Philosophy and Education at the Legatum Institute. Prior to joining the Legatum Institute, he led research and advocacy projects at the Centre for Social Justice, including in housing, homelessness, planning, criminal justice, youth services, and sports policy.

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Lady Sarah Elliott Senior Adviser for Legatum Institute

Sarah Elliott: Senior Adviser

Sarah Elliott, Lady Elliott of Mickle Fell, is the Senior Adviser for the UK-US Special Relationship Unit. She has spent most of the past 20 years working in US politics, advocating for policies that encourage economic prosperity and preserve individual freedom.

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Prof. Matthew Goodwin: Senior Adviser

Matthew J. Goodwin is Professor of Political Science at the University of Kent and Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute. He is the author of six books, including the Sunday Times bestsellers National Populism and Values, Voice and Virtue.

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Doug Stokes is a Senior Advisor at the Legatum Institute

Prof. Doug Stokes: Senior Adviser

Doug Stokes is a Senior Advisor at the Legatum Institute and a Professor of International Security and Strategy at the University of Exeter. He is an accomplished academic and security expert. 

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Guy Dampier: Senior Researcher

Guy is a Senior Researcher on Nationhood at the Institute. Previously he worked at a media start-up, where he was the co-creator of the documentary Grooming Gangs: Britain’s Shame, which played a central role in the decision of then-Home Secretary the Rt Hon Suella Braverman to launch a new taskforce to deal with the issue.

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Zewditu Gebreyohanes: Senior Researcher

Zewditu Gebreyohanes: Senior Researcher

Zewditu is a Senior Researcher at the Legatum Institute, Deputy Editor of the digital history publication History Reclaimed and a Trustee of the Victoria & Albert Museum. From May 2022 to November 2023 she was the director of Restore Trust, a grassroots member-led campaign founded in 2021 to return the National Trust to its statutory aims and charitable ethos.

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Alexander-Gray

Alexander Gray: Senior Researcher

Alexander Gray is a Senior Researcher at the Legatum Institute in the Sovereignty Unit. He previously worked in Parliament, predominantly on issues related to China and national security, and spent four years at the think tank Policy Exchange working on security and extremism, foreign policy, defence, and the History Matters project.

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Alexander Baker: Research Associate

Alexander Baker is a Research Associate at the Legatum Institute. He previously worked in Parliament for the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, focussing on foreign policy, national resilience, and security legislation.

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