ROBERT HUGHES-PENNEY

Prospective Aldermanic Candidate for the Ward of Cheap

What people are saying...


“I am pleased to endorse Robert’s candidacy and can think of no one better to represent the Ward of Cheap in the years ahead.”

John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister


"Robert is a proven City professional with a previous background of eight years’ service as a Common Councilman and Chairman of the Investment Committee. He is a man of real integrity and ideally qualified to serve as an Alderman."

Richard Sermon MBE, Past Sheriff and Past President of The Ward of Cheap Club.

“Finding leaders in business – especially in financial services – who see the true merit in building inclusive and diverse cultures is a tough call…it’s not a priority metric ….but it is in today’s globally connected world, let alone the City of London a real indicator of the character of a leader who sees their role as serving the greater goal of opportunity and fairness and justice ….that’s Robert all over …a confident and open hearted man who genuinely embraces inclusion and demonstrates vivid values.”

Lord Dr Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE, Chancellor, Regents University London

“Robert is committed to making a difference in society, demonstrated through various City charity and church commitments over the 25 years that I have known him.”

Suzanne Avery, portfolio Non-Executive Director and Church Commissioner

“Robert has spent 25 years successfully navigating difficult financial markets and is very well equipped to represent the businesses in Cheap in the years ahead – I encourage you to vote for him.”

Mark Nicholls, Chairman, Rathbone Bros Plc

"Robert is highly regarded within the Haberdashers' Company for his sound judgement and ability to get things done efficiently and effectively but without fuss and fanfare. His thoughts are always for others not himself. I firmly believe that he would make an excellent Alderman for the Ward of Cheap.”

Sheridan Swallow, Master of the Haberdashers’ Company

“I have been impressed by Robert’s knowledge of sustainable and impact investing and as a Non- Executive Director his advice is well considered and well founded. He is always willing to ‘go the extra mile’ and I am confident that if elected as an Alderman he will support all the activities of the Ward of Cheap diligently, with empathy and with great commitment."

Geoff Burnand, Chief Executive, Investing for Good

"Robert served as a Trustee of Trust for London for six years and I was very impressed with Robert’s interest in, and commitment to, addressing the needs of Londoners affected by poverty and inequality. Robert was actively involved in grants assessment visits to applicant organisations, invariably asking searching questions. The Trustees and I were sad to lose Robert’s wisdom and guidance."

Bharat Mehta CBE Chief Executive, Trust for London

“Robert has already served on Common Council and his good knowledge of the workings of the City Corporation will benefit Cheap. I wish him success.”

Adrian Waddingham CBE, Past Sheriff and Ward of Cheap voter

"I have known Robert for over 20 years and commend him for his tireless efforts to help the underprivileged and for promoting diversity and inclusion in all sectors of our society."

Ram Gidoomal CBE, Chairman South Asian Concern