Karina Robinson is the Founding Principal of Robinson Hambro Ltd. The firm focuses on Board Search and provides chairman advisory services. It was part of the Advisory Group to Lord Davies’s Women on Boards, which launched a Code of Conduct for search firms aimed at increasing the participation of women.
In 2010, Karina co-led the Board Practice at boutique search firm Saxton Bampfylde, advising on non-executive selection across all sectors. She was Senior Editor of The Banker magazine for eight years and the International Herald Tribune’s banking columnist. Her eponymous interviews with heads of state and CEOs was syndicated in the IHT. Karina was formerly Political & Economic Correspondent at Bloomberg/TV and began her career at merchant bank Morgan Grenfell as the Spanish Equity Analyst. She was educated in Madrid, at the Hotchkiss School in the US and at the London School of Economics where she studied economics and international relations. She is fluent in four languages.
Karina is on the Diversity Advisory Panel and Appeal Committee for Fiona Woolf, who is the current Lord Mayor of the City of London. She is a Court Assistant, Liveryman and a member of the Communications Committee of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers. She sits on the Advisory Board of the Global Female Leaders Summit 2015. Additionally, she chairs a chapter of the Kilfinan Group which mentors CEOs of charities and is a member of the jury of the Banco Santander Foundation Award for Hispanic-British Collaboration.
Karina Chairs the Editorial Board of LID Publishing UK, is a member of the Editorial Board of The Dialogue Review, a quarterly journal on Leadership, as well as the Editorial Board of Markit, the financial services information provider. She writes a column for The Dialogue Review as well as a monthly blog on finance and international affairs Karina’s Column (hyperlink).
She is the former Chair of the London School of Economics Mentoring Committee and was on the Women in the City judging panel for a number of years.
Rupert Hambro OBE
Rupert is the Non-Executive Founding Partner of Robinson Hambro Ltd. His distinguished City career includes the chairmanships of Hambros Bank, J O Hambro & Co and Hambro Magan. He was Chairman of Fenchurch Insurance Brokers and a number of other financial and industrial concerns. He used search consultants for all these positions. Besides having been Chairman or Director of public companies, he is an investor in a number of private ventures.
Alison is an Associate for Robinson Hambro Ltd. She has over 20 years experience in Marketing, PR and Office Management. Alison worked in marketing for ISL Marketing AG, which was responsible for organising sponsorships for the International Olympic Committee, based in Lausanne, Switzerland. On returning to the UK she continued to work in Marketing for an Internet Company.
In 2002 Alison joined a start-up Private Equity Company, Stirling Square Capital Partners LLP, now well established. She assisted the six founding partners in establishing the company and putting all the Administrative and Office procedures in place. Alison has a BA in Modern Languages for Business and speaks fluent French and German.
Depending on the client’s needs, we add to the assignment experienced freelance consultants and senior researchers who have on average over 20 years of experience in search with a number of well established firms. They will have worked on assignments for companies ranging from multinationals headquartered abroad to FTSE-100, FTSE-250, private equity, hedge funds, family offices, private companies and cooperatives.