Member of Council
Barbara Ridpath


Barbara Ridpath is director of St. Paul’s Institute which examines moral and ethical aspects of finance and economics.

She is a commissioner appointed by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, a non-executive director of both Paragon Banking Group PLC and ORX, a trade association for operational risk.

Barbara was the founding chief executive of the International Centre for Financial Regulation from its creation in 2008 until the end of 2012. She spent much of her career at Standard & Poor's (S&P) in New York, London and Paris.

From 2004-08, Barbara was executive managing director and head of ratings services, Europe, for S&P, responsible for their rating activities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Barbara joined S&P in 1983 after three years as an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

From 1993-98 Barbara was a senior credit officer at JPMorgan Europe.

She has an A.B. degree cum laude from Smith College and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University.