Alderman Hughes-Penney is an Investment Director at one of the UK’s leading wealth and investment management businesses, Rathbone Investment Management, where he manages segregated global multi-asset investment portfolios for a range of clients. He was part of the senior leadership team for 20 years and a member of the Executive & Management Committees for 12 years.
He is on the Boards of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and the Impact Investing Institute, is Past Master of the Guild of Investment Managers and spent four years as a Non-Executive Director of the impact investment company, Investing for Good.
Prior to being elected as an Alderman, he spent eight years as a Common Councilman during which he was elected to serve on the Policy & Resources Committee and was Chairman of both the Corporation’s Investment Committee and the Financial Investment Board.
Robert was born in Brazil and spent some of his childhood in South Africa before returning to the UK where he attended the Haberdashers’ Aske’s School, studied European Studies and Geography at university and served for four years in the British army in Canada, Germany and the UK, all giving him a global perspective.
Robert is on the Courts of the Haberdashers’ Company and the Clergy Support Trust and an Advisor to the Centre for Enterprise, Markets & Ethics, Oxford. He has been awarded Hon Lifetime membership of the vocational education provider City & Guilds Institute and has served as a trustee of several charities including Trust for London and Mercy Ships UK.
He has wide industry knowledge and networks gained through involvement in the financial services industry, civic and charity activities.