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
Nick Dutton Chief Regulatory Officer Cboe Europe
Nick Murray-Leslie Founder & Director Chatsworth Communications
Donna Rix General Counsel Europe Citadel Investment Group (Europe) Limited
Michel Everaert Managing Director CME Group
Lawrence Oliver Deputy Chief Executive Officer DDCAP Limited
Laure Fauchet Director of Government Relations DTCC Europe Limited
Kunal Gandhi Senior Managing Director Fenchurch Advisory Partners
Penny Madden Partner - Co-Lead for London Office Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Ruth Leas Chief Executive Officer Investec Bank
Andrew Smith Senior Director Kreab
Chris Jones Chief Risk Officer London Metal Exchange
Jo Tanner Interim Corporate Affairs Director NHBC
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
Jordan Sinclair President Robinhood - UK
Hamish Patrick Partner, Head of Financial Sector Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
Kirsten Hewson Chair Shoosmiths
Ian Cornwall Director, Head Market Structure SIX Swiss Exchange
Andrew Gillen Senior Partner Travers Smith LLP
Peter Hewitt Co-Chairman Universal Defence & Security Solutions
Anthony Velevitch Chief Risk Officer, Europe and Americas Westpac Banking Corporation
Oliver Brettle Partner and Global Executive Committee Member White & Case LLP
Annemarie Durbin Board Chair Yorkshire Building Society

Our latest work

Financing Britain's future: TheCityUK's manifesto for the next government

One month out from the General Election, we are calling on the next government to prioritise strong collaboration with financial and related professional services to ensure the industry can make an even greater contribution to driving growth – underpinned by policy certainty, stability and predictability.

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TheCityUK response to HMT UK ISA consultation

We welcome government proposals aimed at increasing the flow of UK savings into public markets, which include both listed and quoted companies. A UK ISA could play a role in achieving this objective.

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Sustainable finance data: carbon-pricing schemes and the price of carbon

Press release

TheCityUK calls for new era of certainty and collaboration to finance Britain’s future


Guest blog: Guernsey - a centre of dynamism for financial services

UK financial and related professional services make record tax contribution


TheCityUK Annual Conference 2024

In such a pivotal year for the UK and financial and related professional services, our Annual Conference will focus on how the industry can drive economic growth and bolster UK competitiveness.

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TheCityUK National Conference

Save the date for our 2024 event and watch the sessions from our 2023 conference.

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