St Paul's Institute


Associates of St Paul's Institute are friends and allies of the Institute that can help articulate in more detail some of the issues facing society under the overarching themes of Equality, Stewardship and Common Good.

It is a voluntary position that does not directly speak for the Institute, or St Paul's Cathedral, and is a fixed two-year appointment, renewable once at our discretion, that will be producing written work for us to share with you on our website and also assist in the delivery of our thematic programming.

The Associates of St Paul's Institute (2016 - 2018) are as follows:

David BarclayDavid Barclay

Partner, Good Faith Partnership

David Barclay is a partner at the Good Faith Partnership, a consultancy seeking to foster strategic relationships between business, politics, charity and faith. He was the President of the Oxford University Student Union before joining the Centre for Theology and Community in 2012. There he led the Centre's work helping churches engage with money and debt issues, are well as pioneering the Buxton Leadership Programme which gives talented young leaders a combination of experiences in Westminster and with inner-city churches involved in community organising.

Amrita BhohiAmrita Bhohi

Project Coordinator, St Ethelburga's Centre for Peace and Reconciliation

Amrita helps to coordinate the Spiritual Ecology strand of work at St Ethelburga's which includes the Spiritual Ecology Youth Fellowship programme, public events and workshops. Amrita's interests lie in new economics, systems change and social and environmental regeneration. She is passionate about the role of younger generations in the urgent transition to a more socially just, ecologically sustainable and spiritually fulfilling world.

Amrita has previously worked on the global Eradicating Ecocide campaign, and at the think tank The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). In 2013 she organised 'TEDxWhitechapel', which was one of the most popular and radical TEDx events in London. She holds a BSc in Biomedical Sciences from King's College, and more recently an MA in Economics for Transition from Schumacher College.

Anna LaycockAnna Laycock

Lead Strategist, The Finance Innovation Lab

Anna leads the Finance Innovation Lab's work for a financial system that serves people and planet. She coordinates the Lab's programmes with innovators developing new financial businesses, campaigners calling for a fairer financial system, and finance professionals seeking to repurpose their work. Prior to joining the Lab, Anna was Ethics and External Affairs Manager at Ecology Building Society, where she led the Society's communications, public affairs and ethical conduct.She also played a key role in the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) Communications and Impact Metrics expert groups.

Anna has previously worked in international development, campaigning, research and community development. She holds an MSc in Global Ethics, with a focus on gender and global citizenship and is a Fellow of theRSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), a Director of the New Economy Organisers Network and an Associate of the Institute for Social Banking. @anna_luise /

Jasvir SinghJasvir Singh

Co-Chair, Faiths Forum for London; Founding Member, City Sikhs

Jasvir Singh is the Co-Chair of the Faiths Forum for London, which works with the capital's nine main faith communities in encouraging and promoting interfaith projects and collaborations as well as providing a platform for engagement with London's regional authorities. He is also the Founding Chair of City Sikhs, an organisation which provides a voice for progressive Sikhs in the UK and which has over 6,000 members throughout the country.

Jasvir is an established family law barrister based in Temple and has been in practice for the last 10 years. He is a regional board member for Remembering Srebrenica, a charity dedicated to ensuring that the lessons of the horrific genocide over 20 years ago are never forgotten. He is also a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day.

Dr Eve PooleDr Eve Poole

Lecturer, Ashridge Business School

Dr Eve Poole read Theology at Durham, before working for the Church Commissioners. She left to study full-time for an MBA, then became a management consultant with Deloitte, where she specialised in the financial services industry. In 2002 she joined the faculty at Ashridge Business School, to teach leadership and ethics. She has a Cambridge PhD in Theology and Capitalism.

Eve is Chair of Faith in Business at Ridley Hall and Chair of the Board of Governors at Gordonstoun. She is also an Associate Research Fellow at the William Temple Foundation. Her books include The Church on Capitalism and Ethical Leadership (with Carla Millar), both Palgrave 2010. Her most recent book Capitalism's Toxic Assumptions was published with Bloomsbury in March 2015. @evepoole

The Revd Dr James WaltersThe Revd Dr James Walters

Chaplain, London School of Economics and Political Science

James Walters is Chaplain to the London School of Economics and a priest in the Church of England. He is a Senior Lecturer in Practice at the LSE Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and a Senior Fellow of the LSE Institute for Public Affairs. Since arriving at the LSE in 2010 he has set up the LSE Faith Centre to promote religious literacy and interfaith dialogue.

Canon Walters studied at Selwyn College Cambridge and is a regular contributor on the interface of theology, philosophy, and politics. In 2012 he published his theological engagement with the work of the French philosopher Jean Baudrillard. He is also an honorary canon of Chichester Cathedral.