Rupert has held leadership roles in the financial, charity, public and educational sectors. After qualifying as a chartered accountant and an initial role as an investment analyst, his chief career was in corporate finance, latterly at Merrill Lynch, advising companies from multinationals to start-ups on finance-raising, capital structure, financial strategy, governance and acquisitions. Since retiring from corporate finance, in between bringing up two daughters and conducting research in political philosophy, he has pursued a portfolio career in the charity, public and educational sectors, which began with roles in the civil service as a director in the Cabinet Office and DTI. He has also written on social investment. Recent roles include being Chair of national volunteering charity the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (TCV), a non-executive Director of The Social Investment Business, and Council Member and finance chair of Goldsmiths, University of London. He is currently Treasurer and Trustee of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, Chair of a London sixth form college, and Trustee and audit chair of Alzheimers Research UK. He has an MA in History from Oxford and an MSc and PhD in Political Theory from the LSE.
Chairman of Risk Committee