Dr Reg Hinkley 1947-2019
Very sadly we have to inform the College that Dr Reg Hinkley, Bursar from 2008 to 2011, has died suddenly. Our deepest condolences go to Reg's wife Gwyneth, and his family, friends and colleagues.
After completing his DPhil in theoretical chemistry at Oxford University, Reg Hinkley moved into business and industry - beginning at HM Treasury before moving to BP, where he held increasingly senior financial roles, including Head of Corporate Finance, Vice-President and General Auditor, and Chief Executive Officer of BP Pensions. He became Bursar of Christ's College in 2008. In College he restructured the financial planning and revised the arrangements for staff pensions, amongst other major reforms, and was influential in University discussions of pensions (his 2006 talk at the Foundation for Science and Technology gave his thoughts on the challenges faced by final salary schemes).
Dr Hinkley had just stepped down as Chair of Trustees for the Lloyd's of London Pension Scheme and taken a position as lay member of the Council of Cardiff University. Previously he had been a member of the Council of Lloyd's and had held positions as Deputy Chair of the Market Supervision and Review Committee, and Deputy Chair of the Audit Committee.
Dr Hinkley had also been involved in a number of additional governance roles connected with higher education: Member of the Advisory Board for the Centre for Business Research at the University of Cambridge; Trustee of the Old Members' Trust at University College, Oxford; and Member of the Efficiency and Reform Board for the then Department for Education and Skills. He also contributed to the governance of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Diabetes UK and the Charity for Civil Servants.