Rupert’s career has combined leadership roles in each of the private, public and voluntary sectors. Starting as an investment analyst and moving into corporate finance at Morgan Grenfell, PwC and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and for the Government in the Cabinet Office, he advised clients from multinationals to tech and biotech start-ups on fundraising, capital structure, acquisitions and financial strategy. Over the past ten years he has focused on board leadership, governance and strategy in the charitable and educational sectors.
Previous roles include being chair of a national volunteering and environmental charity and chair of finance for a university. Currently he is chair of a large London sixth form college, chair of finance for the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich and chair of audit for Alzheimers Research UK. He has a first degree from Oxford in history and a PhD in philosophy from the LSE, where his research was on the relationship of cosmopolitanism and the nation and on the role of the city in social justice and political community.