Business Council

Our Business Council brings together senior leaders from innovative high-growth companies from across the TheCityUK membership. The group operates as a high-level, Chatham House-style forum for industry to constructively engage with government, opposition MPs, regulators, and other stakeholder to promote and champion the role of the industry in the UK economy.

Contact Job Title Member Company
Alasdair Haynes* Founder & CEO Aquis Exchange
Natan Tiefenbrun President Cboe Europe
Donna Rix General Counsel Europe Citadel Investment Group (Europe) Limited
Michel Everaert Managing Director CME Group
Lawrence Oliver Deputy Chief Executive Officer DDCAP Limited
Michalis Sotiropoulos Head of Government Relations, Europe DTCC Europe Limited
Michael Carty Chief Executive Officer Euroclear UK & International Limited
Kunal Gandhi Senior Managing Director Fenchurch Advisory Partners
Penny Madden Partner - Co-Lead for London Office Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Ruixiang Han Chief Executive Officer ICBC (London) plc
Roger Clarke Chief Executive Officer IPSX
Chris Jones Chief Risk Officer London Metal Exchange
Edward Bowles Global Director of Public Policy Meta Financial Technologies
Lewis Sidnick Director of Corporate & External Affairs NHBC
James Taylor Managing Director – Head of Investment Banking Numis
Stephen Long Managing Director - Head of EMEA Moody's Investors Service
John Rothstein Chief Executive Officer, UK Optiver
James Deal Co-Founder & Head of UK PrimaryBid
Robert Hughes-Penney Senior Investment Director Rathbones Group
Toby Marsh Group Chief of Staff & Senior Leader for Business and Commercial Strategy RBC Brewin Dolphin
Hamish Patrick Partner, Head of Financial Sector Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
Peter Duff Chairman Shoosmiths
Ian Cornwall Director, Head Market Structure SIX Swiss Exchange
Kathleen Russ Chair Travers Smith LLP
Sara Bailey Senior Partner Trowers & Hamlins LLP
Anthony Velevitch Chief Risk Officer, Europe and Americas Westpac Banking Corporation
Oliver Brettle Partner and Global Executive Committee Member White & Case LLP
John Heaps Chairman Yorkshire Building Society

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