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Council of Reference


Keith RobinsonKeith Robinson (Chair)

Honorary Lay Canon of St Paul's Cathedral

Keith had a long-spanning financial career in the City, working for companies such as Lloyd's of London and the London Stock Exchange, before becoming the General Secretary for the Diocese of London.

His work with the diocese ran for over a decade before he sought retirement and was subsequently given a role as Honorary Lay Canon of St Paul's Cathedral.



The Right Reverend Graeme Paul Knowles

Dean of St Paul's Cathedral

Previously the Bishop of Sodor and Man, Dean Knowles comes to St Paul's with a wealth of Cathedral experience, having served as Precentor of Portsmouth Cathedral 1981-87, Archdeacon of Portsmouth 1993-99, and Dean of Carlisle 1999-2003.




David RouchDavid Rouch

Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

David is a partner in the firm's financial institutions group. He specialises in financial services law and regulation and related transactional work covering asset and wealth management, banking and payment systems and insurance.

He is a regular speaker on financial services-related issues and works with a number of the industry associations. He has written for various publications, including the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation and The Times.



Anne KiemAnne Kiem

Advisory Panel Chair, ifs School of Finance

Anne is Vice Principal of the ifs School of Finance, a financial education charity. She has particular responsibility for regulatory and financial capability programmes.

Before joining the ifs Anne worked first as a secondary school Mathematics teacher and then as a Fixed Income Strategist for Barclays Wealth Management. She has a degree in Mathematics and a Masters in Social Justice and Education.



Gavin RalstonGavin Ralston

Lay Canon (Finance) of St Paul's Cathedral

As Lay Canon (Finance) Gavin Ralston holds particular responsibility for finance at St Paul's Cathedral. He is Global Head of Product and leading international asset manager at Schroder Investment Management. He holds the role of Lay Canon in addition to his position at Schroders.

He has had a long career in asset management in the City of London. As Global Head of Product and Chairman, Europe and Middle East at Schroder Investment Management he has responsibility for managing the firm's product offering across equity, fixed income and multi-asset.