Nigel Pantling – Chair of Trustees
Nigel Pantling has been an independent strategic adviser to Chief Executives of public companies since 1997. Formerly he was a Director at Schroders and at Hambros Bank, where he was Head of Corporate Finance. Nigel started his working life as an army officer and subsequently joined the Home Office working on criminal policy issues and was private secretary to the Home Secretary. He has had extensive Board involvement in the not-for-profit sector, and was previously Chair of Trustees at Park Theatre in North London. Nigel is chair of the Governance Committee.
Liz Gibbons - Vice Chair of Trustees
Liz Gibbons is Head of News for the BBC’s World News TV channel. She was editor of the Victoria Derbyshire programme on BBC2 when it was BAFTA nominated in 2020. She was previously Deputy Editor of Newsnight and Editor of Newsnight Review and The Review Show, and is a Royal Television Society award-winning producer.
Anna Cornelius is Head of Communications and Marketing for Wellcome Collection: the free museum and library dedicated to human health. She has previously held roles at University College London, Tate, the National Galleries of Scotland, and Artichoke Trust, which produces the Lumiere light festivals. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and volunteer with the mentoring charity Arts Emergency. Anna is chair of the Programme Committee.
Rev’d David Armstrong
Fr David is priest-in-charge of St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate, the latest in a line of radical and forward-thinking incumbents. His 19th century predecessor, Rev’d William Rogers, founded the Bishopsgate Institute; hence the historical connection. David has ministered in parish ministry and chaplaincy. Before being ordained, he worked in commercial communications. Following senior positions in the comms industry, David co-founded and directed a Westminster-based PR and lobbying firm and continues to provide insights as a pro-bono consultant. David’s passions are social justice and inclusion, and he works to make St Botolph’s a place of sanctuary for all in the City.
Jonathan Clatworthy is Director at Smith and Williamson, an experienced Investment Manager with over 15 years in the financial services industry, offering expert investment counsel and asset management to families, companies, trusts and charities. Jonathan is a highly experienced finance professional with a Master's degree in International Banking and Finance from University of Durham, a Chartered Wealth Manager and Chartered Fellow of Securities and Investment Institute. Jonathan is chair of the Asset Management Committee.
Tom Healy is Professor Emeritus of Renaissance Studies at the University of Sussex, where he was Head of the School of English. He worked for over 20 years at Birkbeck College in London, and prior to that at the University of Dundee. His scholarly work is mostly on 16th and 17th century literature. He has worked with Shakespeare’s Globe and with Westminster Council in developing opportunities to explore the humanities, and founded Birkbeck’s popular Arts Week. He has appeared frequently on Radio 4’s In Our Time. His way to destress is to cook, and he enjoys walking and the joys of serendipity.
Abdullahi Bashe is Legal Counsel at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank. He was previously an Associate at Reed Smith and White & Case in Paris, working to finance energy and infrastructure projects around the world. Abdullahi trained at Simmons & Simmons in London. He has an MA in Oriental Studies from Oxford University and an LLM from BPP. Abdullahi has a strong interest in diversity and widening access and has been a Board Trustee at Stemettes (a social enterprise helping young women pursue STEM careers) since 2014. He is an avid theatregoer and a regular visitor of museums and galleries.
Su Moore has worked across a variety of industries, including the arts, heritage, media and sport. She was most recently the founding Director of the British Ski and Snowboard National Foundation, a charity which supports young, talented snowsport athletes. She has worked in leading cultural organisations, including the Tate and the National Maritime Museum, as well as being Director of the Edinburgh International Television Festival, and working as part of the culture team at London 2012. She also sits on the Board of the National Paralympic Heritage Trust.
Maxwell Shand is a Founding Director of YardNine; a Real Estate Development company based in Central London. Throughout his career Maxwell has focused on complex urban development projects seeking to challenge the norm to deliver exceptional real estate. Maxwell has completed numerous developments in Central London. Highlights include Eighty Fenchurch Street, EC3, the London Fruit & Wool Exchange in Spitalfields and two developments on Regent Street, W1 with The Crown Estate. As part of all projects that he undertakes Maxwell is particularly interested in optimising sustainability both through construction and during the ‘in-use’ phase of real estate; the use of technology within buildings and the importance of health and wellbeing and how it can be maximised through good design and programming of the built environment.
Robert Hingley is Chairman of Euroclear UK and International Limited, The Law Debenture Corporation PLC and Phoenix Spree Deutschland Limited, a Non-executive Director of Marathon Asset Management Limited, a Member of the Takeover Panel and Chairman of Governors, North London Collegiate School.
He worked as an investment banker (corporate finance) for over 30 years, advising a wide range of clients, particularly in the financial services’ sector. He retired as a partner of Ondra Partners in 2017. From 2010 until 2015, he was Managing Director, and later Senior Adviser, at Lazard. He was Director-General of The Takeover Panel from 2007, on secondment from Lexicon Partners, where he was Vice Chairman. Previously, he was Co-Head of the Global Financial Institutions Group and Head of German Investment Banking at Citi, which acquired Schroders’ investment banking business in 2000. He joined Schroders in 1985 after qualifying as a solicitor with Clifford Chance in 1984.
Richard McDonald is a Chartered Accountant and was a Partner at Deloitte, where he worked for almost 30 years. In his time at Deloitte, he worked with businesses in the telecoms, media and technology sectors providing audit and financial advisory services, before then moving into an internal position where he held a number of leadership roles within Deloitte’s UK and Global organisations. His roles included UK Chinese Services Group Leader, Disability Network Sponsor, and a Talent Leader.
He is now leveraging his corporate experience within the not-for-profit sector, where he has a particular interest in education and social mobility. His charitable activities include being a Trustee of International Students House.
Trustee in Training Programme
The Bishopsgate Institute runs a Trustee in Training programme to create opportunities for people who may otherwise find it difficult to secure their first board position. The programme aims to help individuals gain trustee experience through informal mentorship, and board and committee meeting attendance. The Institute hopes to attract a diverse range of candidates who can bring their unique experience and voice to the board. In turn, we anticipate that participation in the programme will open opportunities to becoming a trustee on a charity board.
2022 - 2023
Nathan Smith has 15 years of experience working as an accountant in the not-for-profit sector. An early interest in performing arts led Nathan to train and work as a professional dancer and this, along with his passion for education, has led him to his current post as Head of Finance and HR at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Prior to this, he held a variety of roles within education, charity, and the arts including Head of Finance and Performance at Bishopsgate Institute.