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Board of Governors

Staff profile

Jamie Hanley

Board of Governors





LLB (Hons)

Committee membership

Governance & Nominations Committee


Jamie lives in Horsforth with his wife and two children.

He is a lawyer and currently works as a Management Board level partner at a national UK law firm, working from their York and London offices. He leads on strategy, business development and communications. 

Jamie has spent most of his legal career advising Trade Unions and their members. He is founder and director of Union Extra Ltd - working with one of the 'dragons' from BBC's Dragons Den.

In addition, Jamie is a political campaigner and strategist, and in the past has worked alongside two UK Prime Ministers and a former President of the United States. He has worked on political campaigns in the UK, USA, Middle East, Eastern Europe and Caribbean. He is a former national Parliamentary candidate.

Jamie is passionate about education, and is a former member of the Government's Education & Skills Policy Commission.

Areas of expertise

  • Experienced lawyer at Partnership and Board level
  • Business Development
  • Trade Unions and Employment Rights
  • Political Strategy and Delivery
  • Project Management

Current or most recent occupation/s and memberships

Partner & Head of Client Relations – Pattinson & Brewer

Director – Union Extra Limited