John Tate


John is a Director of Time Partners. Since 2014 he has been Chief Executive of Tamkeen LLC, an Abu Dhabi company delivering projects to enrich the emirate’s social, cultural and educational landscape in support of its Economic Vision 2030.

John was Chairman of BBC Studios 2010-2014 as well as the Corporation’s Director of Policy & Strategy 2007-2014, in which role he negotiated and led the BBC’s funding settlement. Before joining the BBC he was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company and subsequently PA Consulting Group, as well as serving in the Conservative Party Policy Unit and as Head of Research of the European Foundation.

John is a Founding Ambassador of an education charity he helped establish, Teach First, and has authored numerous published reports on education, business regulation and public policy. He took an M.Phil. from Oxford University.