Under Treasurer and Chief Executive
After taking a degree in law at Exeter University, Victoria Wallace joined the diplomatic service, serving in London, Thailand and Tanzania. In 2000 she was appointed Justices Chief Executive for the Sussex Magistrates’ courts, before moving to the Leeds Castle Foundation where she was chief executive for ten years. Since 2014 she has been the Director General of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, leading the global team caring for the fallen of the two World Wars, with a broad portfolio of conservation, public engagement and education. She is just reaching the end of her term as the Honorary Secretary of the Association of Independent Museums, and is also a Deputy Lieutenant of Kent. She is married with two daughters, and enjoys travel, heritage, and the arts.
Director of Estates
|Ian Garwood is responsible for the Inn’s extensive Estate and portfolio of historic properties, covering all aspects from asset management, building repair, major refurbishment projects and property acquisitions to tenant management. Through a joint arrangement with Inner Temple, Ian is also responsible for maintaining the fabric of Temple Church on behalf of both Inns. Initially studying for a Diploma in Architecture, Ian joined the Inn in 1979 as Assistant Surveyor and after a change in career direction went on to qualify with an Honours Degree in Building Surveying. He was appointed as Surveyor to the Middle Temple in 1998 and subsequently Director of Estates in 2004. Ian still maintains his passion for Architecture and is keen to ensure that the Inn maintains its historical heritage whilst meeting the modern day needs of the Bar.|
Director of Education
Christa Richmond is responsible for the Inn’s Education Department, which looks after the ‘cradle to grave’ provision of education, training, and general advice for members and prospective members of the Inn. The Department’s remit includes admission to the Inn, scholarships, Call to the Bar, as well as training and education for students, pupils, and practitioners. A graduate of Stuttgart University, Christa taught German at Bristol University for a number of years before working for Cumberland Lodge as a Conference Co-ordinator. She first joined the Middle Temple to work with Michael Sherrard when he established the Inn’s advocacy training programme, and she became Head of Department in 2002
Director of Corporate Services
Andrew Hopkin, a Chartered Management Accountant, became Director of Finance at Middle Temple in July 2008, before his appointment as Director of Corporate Services in 2016. In this role, Andrew is responsible for the oversight and co-ordination of all Corporate Services activities in accordance with the goals and objectives of the Inn in terms of financial planning and management, strategic planning, compliance, legal, risk management and governance requirements. Andrew also acts as Secretary to the Trustees of the Charities administered in connection with the Middle Temple (the ‘Trust Funds’, which provide scholarship funding) and the Trustees of the Middle Temple Pension & Assurance Scheme.
He has been at the Inn since 1997 and previously held the roles of Financial Controller and Management Accountant. Prior to joining Middle Temple, Andrew worked in a professional chartered surveying practice in Nottingham.
Barnaby Bryan read Philosophy at King’s College, Cambridge, and later qualified as an Archivist at University College London. He has undertaken archival work at various institutions, including Unilever’s corporate archive in Port Sunlight. He joined the Middle Temple as a Project Archivist in 2015, progressing to Assistant Archivist in 2016 before being appointed as the Inn’s Archivist in 2019.
He is responsible for the acquisition, conservation and management of the Inn’s historic archival records from 1501 to the present day, spanning formats from parchment to PDF, as well as facilitating research and ensuring that the Inn’s members are able to access and benefit from the rich and diverse historical resource that the Archive represents. He also works extensively with the Inn’s wider historic collections, including paintings, armour, silver and heraldic material.
Renae Satterley completed her BA (Hons) in Social Anthropology at Concordia University and her MLIS at McGill University, both in Montreal, before moving to England in 2004. She was employed as the Bibliographer for the Norman Waddleton collection at Emmanuel College Cambridge in 2004, before joining the Inn as Rare Books Librarian in 2006. She then progressed to Senior Librarian (2010) and Deputy Librarian (2014) before being appointed Librarian in 2016. As Librarian, Renae is responsible for developing and delivering a library and information strategy and service, as well as ensuring the efficient delivery of a high-quality and cost-effective library and information service to the Inns of Court and their members, including those outside of London, always adhering to best practice in terms of legal information provision, copyright and data protection. Renae also oversees the Rare Books & Manuscripts Collection, providing access to scholars and members, and ensuring it remains in a fit state for future generations.