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: Head of the British Prosperity unit

Fred is responsible for the Legatum Institute’s work on British prosperity, encompassing Brexit opportunities, regulatory reform, and economic growth. As well as commissioning research and running campaigns on salient political and economic issues of the day, he is developing a long-term programme of work focused on the renewal and rebirth of a Common Law approach to regulation, to help ensure Britain develops an innovative and competitive economy outside the European Union.

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Doug Stokes is a Senior Advisor at the Legatum Institute

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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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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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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