St Paul's Institute


Barbara Ridpath
Director (

Having spent most of her career in finance in New York, London and Paris, Barbara believes that the restoration of trust in the financial system is best achieved through the power of thoughtful individual actions and behaviours among participants in the system: as employees, managers, investors and public policymakers.

Barbara has an A.B. degree in Economics cum laude from Smith College and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University. She is a member of Council at Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs.

Maddy Fry
Senior Researcher (

Maddy Fry studied History at the School of Oriental and African Studies and joined the St Paul's Institute in 2017 after working in the policy research team for the 'think-and-do' tank Muslim Engagement and Development. Prior to this she worked for the specialist market research agency Christian Research, as well as the fact checking body Full Fact and the think-tank Theos.

She has also written and researched for the Daily Telegraph, the Financial Times, the New Statesman, the Huffington Post and Open Democracy. Outside of this she is working on a novel and enjoys theatre, reading and sci-fi and fantasy films and TV. 

Jodi Kiang
Events Planner (

Jodi Kiang studied Philosophy and Theology at the University of Nottingham, with a 
particular interest in moral philosophy and Old Testament ethics. She joined the St Paul's Institute in August 2017. After graduating, Jodi worked for Cancer
Research UK where she assisted with the organisation of fundraising events and legacy administration.

In her spare time, Jodi enjoys being creative, travelling and spending time with friends.