Tijs is a senior communications and government affairs expert campaigning on issues relevant to the City ranging from tech, transport and security to skills and inclusion.
Tijs has previously been as a trustee at Future Capital – a charity supporting innovation in health and social care – and volunteered as a Special Constable in central London. He currently serves as Chair of the City of London Academies Trust – supporting 10 schools across London, and as a trustee for Working Chance – a charity helping women ex-offenders into jobs.
Tijs represents Cheap Ward on several City of London Committees including Policy and Resources, Police Authority Board, Deputy Chair of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Sub Committee, Education Board, Port Health and the Investment Committees.
Based in the City, Tijs works in the tech sector as government relations lead for HP Inc. Having worked for the Equality and Human Rights Commission he is passionate about promoting a diverse and inclusive City.
In addition, Tijs is a member of the Ward of Cheap Club and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths based in the Ward.