Tim Roberts

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Previous Experience

  • Chief Operating Officer, Ignis Asset Management Ltd. 
  • Director (Senior Partner), McKinsey & Co.
  • Manager, M&A Advisory Division, SG Warburg
  • Platoon Commander, Scots Guards, British Army

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Tim Roberts

Managing Director

Tim coordinates Promontory’s global teams focused on information security, cybersecurity risk management, data protection, and privacy. He draws on more than 20 years of experience working with the leaders of financial institutions, government departments, and regulators, to help Promontory clients understand and address a rapidly changing risk environment.


Tim offers clients a rare perspective based on his experience of the operational, financial, regulatory, and strategic issues facing the most senior executives of financial institutions. 

Prior to joining Promontory, he was responsible for operations, information technology, finance, strategy, risk, and compliance as chief operating officer at Ignis Asset Management, a major U.K.-based asset manager. While at Ignis, Tim successfully merged the operations and support functions of two businesses, led a major operational transformation, and had board-level responsibility for risk management, information security, compliance, and regulatory relationships. Before Ignis, he enjoyed a 16-year career at McKinsey & Co., where he was head of the U.K. financial services practice. He served major financial institutions around the world, including in Europe, the U.S., the Middle East, Japan, and South Africa, and was one of the founding partners of McKinsey’s global risk management practice. Tim also assisted in the design and improvement of regulatory systems and organizations in the U.K., Belgium, South Korea, and other countries.


  • M.A., mathematics and philosophy, Oxford University

Affiliations, Awards, and Civic Engagements

  • Member of the board of trustees, Mayor’s Fund for London
  • Member, HM Treasury Financial Management Advisory Panel, 2006-2008
  • Diploma in Accounting and Finance, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

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