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
Laure Fauchet Director of Government Relations 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
Ruth Leas Chief Executive Officer Investec Bank
Roger Clarke Chief Executive Officer IPSX
Chris Jones Chief Risk Officer London Metal Exchange
Stephen Long Managing Director - Head of EMEA Moody's Investors Service
Lewis Sidnick Director of Corporate & External Affairs NHBC
James Taylor Managing Director - Head of Investment Banking Numis
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

Our latest work

Response to the interim report issued by the UK Digitisation Taskforce

In response to the call for industry feedback on the interim report issued by the UK Digitisation Taskforce and led by Sir Douglas Flint, we have set out a series of recommendations

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Enabling growth and enhancing competitiveness: Annual report and accounts 2022-23

Over the past year, the wider social and economic context within which our industry operates has remained fraught...

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Our response to the proposed implementation of the US Outbound Investment Programme


'Green’ and ‘brown’ taxes: fiscal policy and decarbonisation

Global Services Coalition Priorities for WTO Ministerial Conference 13 in 2024


The state of play at the World Trade Organisation


TheCityUK National Conference 2023

Our 2023 National Conference, kindly sponsored by PwC, will take place in Manchester on Thursday 23 November 2023.

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Future Skills 2024 Conference

Future Skills 2024 Conference will focus on the talent challenges and opportunities facing UK-based financial and related professional services.

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