Tim Lankester

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Sir Tim Lankester is a former senior civil servant.

Lankester began his career as an economist with the World Bank in Washington DC and New Delhi. He joined HM Treasury in 1973, and subsequently served as Private Secretary to Prime Ministers Callaghan and Thatcher. He was seconded to SG Warburg, the IMF and World Bank before holding two successive Permanent Secretary positions at what is now the Department for International Development and in the Department for Education.[1]

He served as Director of SOAS (1996-2000) and as Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the British Council (1997-2003).[1]

He is a former president of Corpus Christi College, Oxford.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sir Tim Lankester, The Lang Consultancy, accessed 29 April 2015.
  2. Sir Tim Lankester KCB - Vice Chairman, Worldwide Support for Development, accessed 29 April 2015.