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
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
Chris Jones Chief Risk Officer London Metal Exchange
Jo Tanner Interim Corporate Affairs Director 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
Jordan Sinclair President Robinhood - UK
Hamish Patrick Partner, Head of Financial Sector Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
Peter Duff Chairman Shoosmiths
Ian Cornwall Director, Head Market Structure SIX Swiss Exchange
Andrew Gillen Senior Partner 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

TheCityUK response to the Business and Trade Committee’s call for evidence on industrial policy and net zero

Our submission emphasises the UK’s service-dominated economy and the need for an industrial strategy that leverages our competitive advantages in this area.

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TheCityUK's proposal to the Financial Conduct Authority on allowing optionality for investment research payments

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is reviewing the reintroduction of optionality for investment research payment. We have submitted a short paper to the FCA setting out industry wide support for this reform.

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Global industry statement on the WTO moratorium on customs duties on electronic transmissions


Guest blog: How to adapt in the ever-changing world of data and analytics


CEO blog: Miles' latest update after a busy start to 2024

TheCityUK Spring Budget 2024 Submission


TheCityUK and Financial Services Skills Commission Future Skills Conference 2024

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

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International Women’s Day in conversation event with Anna Anthony, Managing Partner, Financial Services, EY UK Explore more