The London Foundation for Banking & Finance is a registered charity, incorporated by Royal Charter.
Our Royal Charter and By-laws set out our purpose and governance and can only be amended with the approval of the Privy Council, a group of advisers to the King.
Board of Trustees
Responsibility for the strategic management of The London Foundation for Banking & Finance lies with our Board of Trustees.
Steven Haberman - Chair
Steven is Chair of the Board of Trustees of the London Foundation for Banking and Finance. He is currently Professor of Actuarial Science at Bayes Business School, City, University of London. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Italian Institute of Actuaries and has previously been a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and of the Institute of Mathematics and its Application. He has worked at Prudential and for the Government Actuary’s Department and is currently a member of Legal and General’s Longevity Science Panel.
Having graduated in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge, Steven went on to qualify as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in 1975 and obtained his PhD and DSc in Actuarial Science from City University. He has co-authored five books and written over 200 papers on a wide range of topics, including mortality models, annuities, insurance pricing and pensions. In 2018, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree by the University of Haifa for his contributions to actuarial science.
Shelley Doorey-Williams - Chief Executive
Shelley is the Chief Executive of The London Foundation for Banking and Finance. Previously a Partner in KPMG’s Wealth and Asset Management practice, she has over 25 years’ cross-industry experience in business management and corporate governance, half of which were within the Financial Services and Banking sector as a Managing Director at UBS. After UBS, Shelley worked for Sionic, the global Financial Services consultancy firm, where she was shortlisted for the 2021 City Wealth Woman of the Year Award for her outstanding work on governance and diversity.
Paul is a senior leader with 30 years’ experience in Banking and Financial Services. As Managing Director, Relationship Management within the Business & Commercial Banking division of Lloyds Banking Group. Paul is responsible for Lloyds’ support of 1 million small and medium sized businesses across the UK, covering all sectors including manufacturing, real estate and agriculture and product specialisms from working capital to trade and payments. He is also the Chairman of the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation and sits on the Board of LDC, the leading UK mid-market equity investor.
Paul has held a number of senior roles and has been responsible for a number of divisions within Lloyds Banking Group including Consumer & Commercial Cards, Lloyds Bank International based in Sydney, International Mortgages in Asia, as well as leading the acquisition and integration of MBNA from Bank of America.
Paul holds a Diploma in Executive Coaching from the Academy of Executive Coaching, an MBA in Business Administration from the University of Warwick and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. He is also an accredited mentor for the award-winning Warwick MBA mentoring scheme.
Arjan Van Der Berkmortel
Arjan is a successful international banking executive with over 25 years of global banking and leadership experience. As a member of HSBC’s International Manager cadre, he has gained extensive cross-border banking knowledge and skills, particularly in trade finance, transaction, corporate and commercial banking, and is imbued with strong cultural awareness
He has held senior leadership roles in a variety of locations, serving in Hong Kong, Paris, and the Middle East. Arjan was Chief Executive Officer in the Czech Republic, as well as Managing Director and Regional President to the Western United States where he led HSBC’s rapid expansion. His most recent role with HSBC was as Director of Lending, responsible for the delivery of the Government’s support programmes to the UK’s business community.
Arjan has broad non-executive Director experience covering Finance, Development and Sustainability. He was previously a non-executive Board Member at HSBC Poland and most recently a Trustee Director for Heart of the City, a London based charity promoting responsible business. He was also on the Inaugural Citizens Programme delivered by the US Homeland Security and the Metropolitan Police.
A Dutch national, Arjan speaks multiple languages. He enjoys travel, rugby, and surfing with his two children.
Binta graduated from LIBF’s Finance, Investment and Risk programme in 2018 and was an analyst at Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
Binta studied the Diploma in Financial studies while in Sixth Form before attending the university. She was an active member of the student community, participating in the Women in Finance Society and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
David Kennedy was Headteacher of The John Warner School, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire until 2017 and subsequently Executive Headteacher and CEO of The Hoddesdon School Trust. He is now Chair of the Board of Trustees and a member of the Council of the University of Brunel.
He studied in Bristol and at the Universities of Lancaster and Birmingham, and has taught history, politics and economics. He has a special interest in financial education, and the school he leads has had numerous innovative programmes in this field.
He was previously a National Leader of Education and has worked as a consultant for the Prince’s Teaching Institute. He has also worked extensively with the Goethe Institute over the past eight years, trying to encourage the teaching of German in British schools.
Sabrina Del Prete
Sabrina is the founder and CEO of Kore, a financial technology company based in London.
She has over 25 years’ experience in financial markets, business transformation, and application of new technologies in banking.
Throughout her career, Sabrina has held senior roles at JP Morgan Chase, Barclays, Coutts, and RBS. She is actively involved in the entrepreneurial and FinTech community, both as a strategic adviser and as an investor.
Sabrina holds a Masters in Finance from the London Business School and a degree in Business and Economics from the University of Turin. She has won a number of innovation awards for her work and she has been included in the Timetric Power 50 list of the most influential digital innovators in Europe.
An Italian national, she lives and works in London
Phil originally joined Barclays in 1979, working in numerous roles in Corporate and Retail banking in London and Southampton. He had a leading role in the establishment of Barclays Offshore Banking. After moving to Isle of Man in 1997, he held many senior roles and was heavily involved in creating Barclays’ offshore subsidiary in 2002.
In 2005, Phil left Barclays to run Close Brothers’ offshore banking business. He subsequently established a consultancy working with financial services businesses to improve risk management and corporate governance practices.
Phil took early retirement in 2019. He is a Non-Executive Director at Cayman National Bank (Isle of Man) Limited. He holds an MBA in Financial Services, is a Fellow of London Institute of Banking & Finance and a Chartered Director. Phil remains an active member of the LIBF Isle of Man branch for over 20 years and is a past President. He is also an active volunteer of the UK charity Crimestoppers.