The Rt Revd Tim Stevens CBE

Chair of the Board of Trustees


Bishop Tim Stevens became Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Woolf Institute in 2024.

Bishop Stevens retired as Bishop of Leicester after 16 years in 2015. He is the Prelate of the Order of St John (an international humanitarian organisation), having been appointed in 2016. He was formerly a non-executive director of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and chaired the Trustees of Common Purpose UK. He was appointed CBE in 2016.

While Bishop of Leicester, he chaired the Children's Society and the Council of Westcott House in Cambridge. He was a member of the Archbishops' Council and was Convenor of the Bishops' Bench in the House of Lords (2009-2015).

He was a parish priest in East London and Essex before becoming Archdeacon of West Ham in 1991 and Bishop of Dunwich in 1995. Before ordination, he spent four years with BOAC as a graduate management trainee and two years as second secretary in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

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