Dr Reg Hinkley
Dr Hinkley’s career spans the private, public and third sectors, giving him a unique understanding of the strategic management of large, complex institutions.
After completing his D.Phil. in theoretical chemistry at Oxford University, he moved into business and industry - beginning at HM Treasury before moving to BP, where he held increasingly senior financial roles, including Head of Corporate Finance, Vice-President and General Auditor, and Chief Executive Officer of BP Pensions. He subsequently moved into the HE environment as Bursar for Christ’s College, Cambridge, where he restructured the financial planning and revised the arrangements for staff pensions, amongst other major reforms.
Dr Hinkley has just stepped down as Chair of Trustees for the Lloyd’s of London Pension Scheme. Previously he had been a Member of the Council of Lloyd’s and has held positions as Deputy Chair of the Market Supervision and Review Committee, and Deputy Chair of the Audit Committee. His broad financial experience is evident as is his specific expertise in business finance and pensions.
In addition, Dr Hinkley has also been involved in a number of additional governance roles connected with higher education: Member of the Advisory Board for the Centre for Business Research at the University of Cambridge; Trustee of the Old Members’ Trust at University College, Oxford; and Member of the Efficiency and Reform Board for the then Department for Education and Skills. He has also contributed to the governance of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Diabetes UK and the Charity for Civil Servants.