Robin Budenberg

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Robin Budenberg

Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group
Assumed office
4 January 2021
Preceded byLord Norman Blackwell
Chairman of The Crown Estate
Assumed office
9 August 2016
Preceded bySir Stuart Hampson
Personal details
Robin Francis Budenberg

Alma materUniversity of Exeter

Robin Francis Budenberg CBE (born 1959) is a British Corporate Adviser. He was appointed non-executive Director of Lloyds Banking Group[1] on 1 October 2020 and became Chairman on 4 January 2021 and was appointed Chairman of The Crown Estate[2] on 9 August 2016.

Early life[edit]

Budenberg grew up in Cheshire, where his family owned Budenberg Gauge Company, a maker of pressure gauges and accessories established in Manchester in 1854. Budenberg holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Exeter.


Budenberg started his career with Price Waterhouse where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and joined SG Warburg in 1984. He was a senior investment banker at UBS Investment Bank where he worked for over 25 years and oversaw the bank's relationship with HM Treasury. He was part of the team that designed the Government Bank Recapitalisation Scheme in October 2008.

From 2010 until January 2014, he was Chief Executive and then Chairman of UK Financial Investments, the UK government body that oversees the government's investments in financial institutions bailed out during the banking crisis.[3] Budenberg was London Chairman of Centerview Partners between 2015 and 2020 and was also a non executive director of Charity Bank[4] and Big Society Trust[5]


In 2015, he was awarded a CBE "For services to the taxpayers and the economy".[6]

Personal life[edit]

Married with four children, Budenberg enjoys golf.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "2020 - Robin Budenberg appointed Non-Executive Director of Lloyds Banking Group;".
  2. ^ "2016 - Robin Budenberg appointed Chair of The Crown Estate | The Crown Estate".
  3. ^ "UKFI press release" (PDF). UKFI. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-07-10. Retrieved 2009-11-13.
  4. ^ "Charity Bank;".
  5. ^ "Big Society Trust;".
  6. ^ Treanor, Jill (12 June 2015). "High-profile figures in business and finance named in the honours list". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 June 2015.