Michael Stanley Kemp Chattey OBE[5] (born 9 January 1961) has been the head of fundraising at the Conservative Party since 2001.[3] He is the chief executive's, Mick Davis's, deputy [6] as treasurer and chief executive of the Conservative Party

Mike Chattey

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Chief Executive of the Conservative Party
Assumed office
24 July 2019[2]
LeaderBoris Johnson
ChairmanJames Cleverly
Ben Elliot
Preceded bySir Mick Davis
Head of Fundraising and Deputy
Treasurer of the Conservative Party
Assumed office
21 December 2001
LeaderIain Duncan Smith
Michael Howard
David Cameron
Theresa May
Boris Johnson
TreasurerSir Mick Davis
Ehud Sheleg
Preceded byJane Keene[3]
Personal details
Born (1961-01-09) 9 January 1961 (age 59)
Political partyConservative
Alma materUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill[4]

In June 2016, Chattey was awarded an OBE in David Cameron's resignation honours list for “political service”[5] in his role as head of fundraising.

Chattey has been married to Charlotte Vere since 2016.


Chattey, as head of fundraising, has responsibility for the donation and fundraising efforts of the Conservative Party.

Chattey conducts his role of head of fundraising from the party's central office, known as CCHQ[7] in the Treasurer's Department.

Early life and educationEdit

Chattey attended school at Milton Abbey School in Dorset between 1974 and 1979, before he temporarily moved to North Carolina in order to attend University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1980. Chattey also attended the University of the West of England from 1980 to 1984, gaining a 2:1 in business studies.


Chattey spent 2 years as regional salesman in the southwest for Calor Gas. He then moved to London to start a 15-year career in advertising, predominately for Evans Hunt Scott and Leo Burnett Advertising, working on South African Airways, COI, Kelloggs, Procter & Gamble, McDonald's, Kodak, Sun Alliance and Commodore Computers. He was hired by Lord Ashcroft in 2002 to join The Conservative Party's Treasurers' Department. He was promoted to head of fundraising in 2012.



  1. ^ "Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns". 9 July 2018 – via www.bbc.com.
  2. ^ "Mick Davis Resigns as Tory CEO". Guido. 24 July 2019. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Tories hit by exit of top fundraising marketer". www.campaignlive.co.uk.
  4. ^ https://uk.linkedin.com/in/mike-chattey-b584b432
  5. ^ a b says, Come on Eileen! Mike Butcher is honoured in Queen's Birthday Honours LIst-Medical Matterz (10 June 2016). "Come on Eileen! Mike Butcher is honoured in Queen's Birthday Honours LIst". The BLN.
  6. ^ https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201212/cmhansrd/cm120326/debtext/120326-0001.htm
  7. ^ "Tories hit by exit of top fundraising marketer". Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  8. ^ https://www.buzzfeed.com/heidiblake/this-tory-donor-was-secretly-filmed-dropping-cash-stuffed-ru
  9. ^ http://announcements.telegraph.co.uk/engagements/206616/mr-m.s.k.-chattey-and-baroness-vere-of-norbiton
  10. ^ https://www.tes.com/news/girls-schools-chief-sacked-weeks-after-being-awarded-peerage
  11. ^ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/05/05/donor-exodus-brexit-chaos-could-kill-tories/