Tessa Keswick’s extensive career is based in public policy and international affairs, particularly in Asia. She is the former Director of the Centre of Policy Studies and was, until 2017, its Deputy Chairman. She was the Special Policy Adviser to the Rt. Hon. Kenneth Clarke QC MP, working at the Departments for Health, Education and Science, the Home Office and HM Treasury. She previously worked in advertising and journalism. From 2013 to 2020 Tessa served as Chancellor of the University of Buckingham.