The Executive Management of the Inn

Middle Temple’s day-to-day operations are managed by a team of professional staff, the hierarchical structure of which is shown in this PDF document.

Under Treasurer and Chief Executive 

After qualifying as a solicitor with Linklaters, Guy Perricone worked for 20 years in investment banking at Salomon Brothers, SG Warburg and ABN AMRO.  During this time, he was a founding partner in an investment banking firm specialising in the markets of Central and Eastern Europe, which was subsequently acquired by ABN AMRO.  In 2005, Guy left investment banking to become Managing Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London.  From 2009 – 2013, he was Chief Executive of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. In 2013 he joined the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple as Under Treasurer and Chief Executive.  He is also Chairman and Treasurer of the Council of Christ’s Hospital School in Horsham, West Sussex, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Academy of Dance, and a member of the Council of the National Army Museum

Guy Perricone

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. Ian Garwood

Director of Membership and Development

Colin Davidson is responsible for a wide portfolio of activities from support for the Inn’s membership (post-Call), internal events, membership records, Amity Visits, International societies, Circuit events, fundraising (including the Scholarship Fund Appeal), the Inn’s website and the Middle Templar. Colin’s role has changed considerably in the past few years and he is keen to ensure that the Inn’s strategic goal to support its members is achieved.  Colin has a background in commercial operations and his department is key to the needs and demands of a modern day Inn of Court. Colin has been with the Inn since 1988.

 Colin Davidson

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

 Ian Garwood

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.

 Andrew Hopkin

 Commercial & Operations Director

Mark Taylor joined the Inn as Head of IT in September 2012, taking responsibility for leading the IT services at Middle Temple, providing strategic direction and the efficient delivery of high-quality, cost-effective, resilient and compliant IT systems and services. With some 24+ years’ experience in IT Service Delivery and Management, he has worked in the petrochemical, pharmaceutical, commercial and corporate sectors, including world-class brands such as Ferrero and DANONE. As a business focused IT professional he has delivered enhanced technology solutions, SAP solutions, PC upgrades, migrated large-scale systems and deployed new technology and initiatives within both leading-edge and legacy dependant environments. Moving into the role of Commercial & Operations Director in 2016, he is responsible for IT, Catering and Events, Filming, Merchandising and other commercial activities.  Mark Taylor



Lesley Whitelaw read History at St Andrews University and is a Registered Archivist.  Her previous jobs included the post of Archivist to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh; Assistant Archivist and subsequently Archivist to the Lothian Health Board; curatorial posts in the National Archives of Scotland; and part-time extra mural lecturer in palaeography at Edinburgh University.  She was appointed as the Inn’s first full-time Archivist in 1990. The Archivist at Middle Temple is responsible for the maintenance and preservation of the Inn’s archival records from 1501 to the present day. Today the Inn’s Archive comprises over five centuries of records spanning several media, from parchment and paper to digital formats and from photographs, cine film, video and audio tapes to CDs and DVDs.  Besides serving the needs of the Inn, it also provides some assistance to scholars in the fields of history, law and legal education, literature, music, drama, and architecture.





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.

Head of Human Resources


Sophie Frankis joined the Inn in 2015 and is responsible for the Inn’s Human Resources (HR) Department.  She advises on all the Inn’s HR issues, including employees’ terms and conditions (including pay and benefits), employee relations/communications, recruitment, organisational design, training and development and providing strategic direction for, and delivery of, the HR aspects of the Inn’s strategy.  The HR department also provides HR support and advice for the Council of the Inns of Court.  After completing her BA (Hons) in English Literature, Sophie worked as an HR professional at various organisations, including Hays Financial Markets, Nike and Bates Wells & Braithwaite.  Sophie is also currently working towards her chartered membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.