Institute people

Westminster Abbey Institute is run by a Steering Group, consisting of the Canon Theologian as Chair, the Director of the Institute, the Canon Rector of St Margaret’s and the Receiver General. The Director is assisted by a Manager and an Administrator. The Institute is advised by a Council of Reference chaired by the Dean of Westminster.

The Director is assisted by a Manager and Administrator. The Institute is advised by a Council of Reference chaired by the Dean of Westminster.

Steering Group

Dr Claire Foster-Gilbert, Director, Westminster Abbey Institute

Dr Claire Foster-Gilbert

Director, Westminster Abbey Institute

The Reverend Anthony Ball, Canon of Westminster

The Reverend Anthony Ball

Canon of Westminster and Rector of St Margaret's

Paul Baumann, Receiver General and Chapter Clerk

Paul Baumann

Receiver General and Chapter Clerk

Institute staff

Kathleen James, Manager

[email protected]

020 7654 4963

Aneta Horniak, Assistant

[email protected]

020 7654 4911


Council of Reference

Senior Fellows

Chair - The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle MBE The Rt Hon. the Baroness Butler-Sloss GBE
Baroness Ashton of Upholland, GCMG, PC General The Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC DL
General Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter, GCB, CBE, DSO, ADC Gen Canon Professor Grace Davie
Mr Mark Easton The Rt Hon. the Baroness D'Souza CMG
The Lord Evans of Weardale KCB Sir William Fittall
The Rt Hon. Dominic Grieve QC Professor David Ford OBE
Lord Hodge, PC Professor The Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield
The Lord Hogan-Howe Kt QPM The Rt Hon. the Lord Judge
Sir George Edward Howarth MP Lord Bob Kerslake
Mr Matt Magee Sir Stephen Lamport GCVO DL
The Rt Hon. Lady May, MP The Rt Hon. the Lord Luce KG GCVO DL
Dame Clare Moriarty DCB Mr Sandy Nairne CBE FSA
Sir Paul Nurse PRS PhD The Rt Hon the Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury
Mr William Nye LVO Sir David Normington GCB
Josie Rourke Mr Mark Ormerod CB
Professor Janet Soskice Mrs Jenny Rowe CB
Professor Sir Richard Trainor KBE, AcSS, FRHistS, FKC The Lord Saatchi
Sir Thomas Whinfield Scholar KCB The Rt Hon. Jack Straw
  The Reverend Professor Vernon White
  The Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett
  The Rt Hon. Sir Edward Young KCVO