Robert is a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nominations Committees.
Robert Hingley is a corporate financier with over 30 years' experience. He is currently a partner of Ondra LLP, an independent financial advisory firm.
He joined the Association of British Insurers as Director, Investment Affairs in 2012 and, following the merger of ABI's Investment Affairs with the Investment Management Association, acted as a consultant to the enlarged IMA until end 2014. From 2010 until 2015, he was a Managing Director, and later Senior Advisor, at Lazard. He was previously Director-General of The Takeover Panel from 2007, on secondment from Lexicon Partners, where he was Vice Chairman. Prior to joining Lexicon Partners in 2005, he was Co-Head of the Global Financial Institutions Group and Head of German Investment Banking at Citigroup Global Capital Markets, which acquired the investment banking business of Schroders in 2000. He joined Schroders in 1985 after having qualified as a solicitor with Clifford Chance in 1984.
He is Chairman of Phoenix Spree Deutschland Limited and is a non-executive director of Strutt and Parker LLP. He is also a member of The Takeover Panel and trustee/governor of several charitable organisations.
Robert joined the board in October 2017 and, subject to shareholder approval, will succeed Christopher Smith as Chairman at the conclusion of the AGM in April 2018.