Leadership Council

Our Leadership Council brings together a cross-sectoral group of the most senior leaders from the industry.

The Leadership Council approves our strategy and its members lead on major programmes of work.

They work alongside the Board of Directors to ensure that we achieve our objectives and meet the demands of our members. These meetings are regularly attended by Government Ministers, senior regulators, Ambassadors and other leading stakeholders.

TheCityUK Leadership Council

Lord Mayor of The City of London *   City of London Corporation
Bruce Carnegie-Brown** Chairman Lloyd’s of London
Paul Stanley Client Group Lead UK and Ireland, Financial Services Accenture
Aster Crawshaw Senior Partner Addleshaw Goddard LLP
Julie Page Chief Executive Officer Aon UK
Thalia Chryssikou Chair Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)
George Culmer Chairman Aviva
Nigel Hinshelwood Non-Executive Director & Chair AXA XL
Justin Snyder Partner, Head of UK&I Financial Services Practice Bain & Company
Edward Poulton Managing Partner, London Baker McKenzie
Bernard Mensah President of International and CEO of Merrill Lynch International Bank of America
Nigel Higgins Chairman Barclays Bank plc
Stephen Cohen Head of EMEA BlackRock
Constantin Cotzias Director Bloomberg Europe
Anne-Marie Verstraeten UK Country Head BNP Paribas
Hani Kablawi Chairman of International BNY Mellon
Andy Maguire Chair, Global Banking Boston Consulting Group
James Bardrick Head of Citi and Cluster Head, UK, Jersey, Israel Citigroup
Christopher Hayward Chairman of Policy and Resources Committee City of London Corporation
Adrian Cartwright Global Senior Partner Clifford Chance
Hubert Reynier Senior Country Officer Crédit Agricole CIB
John Devine Non-Executive Chair Credit Suisse International
Peter Rutland Managing Partner CVC Capital Partners
Richard Hammell Managing Partner, Financial Services Deloitte LLP
Simon Levine Global Co-Chief Executive DLA Piper
Robert Hingley Chairman Euroclear UK & International
Andy Baldwin Global Managing Partner, Client Service EY
Peter Horrell Chairman, Fidelity Holdings (UK) Ltd Fidelity International
Mark Hoban Chair Financial Services Skills Commission
Georgia Dawson Senior Partner Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Richard Gnodde Chief Executive Officer Goldman Sachs International
Lyndon Trott Chairman Guernsey Finance
James Palmer Chair and Senior Partner Herbert Smith Freehills
Sharon Lewis Partner, Global Head of Financial Institutions Sector Hogan Lovells
Mark Tucker Chairman HSBC Holdings
Chris Rhodes President ICE Futures Europe
Rupert Rossander General Counsel, EMEA Invesco
Viswas Raghavan Chief Executive Officer EMEA J.P. Morgan
Joe Moynihan CEO Jersey Finance
Jon Holt Chief Executive KPMG
Paul Lewis Firmwide Managing Partner Linklaters LLP
Robin Budenberg Chairman Lloyds Banking Group
Don Robert Chairman London Stock Exchange Group
Edward Braham Chair M&G Plc
Rick McVey Chairman and Chief Executive Office MarketAxess
Christopher J Lay Chief Executive Officer, UK & Ireland Marsh
Dominic Griffiths Managing Partner & Co-Head Global Banking & Finance Practice Mayer Brown International LLP
Kapil Chandra Senior Partner & Head of Financial Institutions McKinsey & Company

Stephen Long

Managing Director – Head of EMEA

Moody’s Corporation

Clare Woodman CEO and Head of EMEA Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc
Andreas Gustafsson Senior Vice President & Chief Counsel Nasdaq
David Godfrey Non-Executive Chairman Nomura International
Farmida Bi Chair Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Kester Scrope Chief Executive Odgers Berndtson
Andy Briggs Group Chief Executive Officer Phoenix Group
Isabelle Jenkins UK Leader of Financial Services PwC
Robert Leitão Managing Partner Rothschild & Co
William Vereker Chairman Santander UK
Peter Harrison Chief Executive Officer Schroders
Barnabas Reynolds Global Head of Financial Institutions Regulatory & Financial Institution Advisory Shearman & Sterling
Charlotte Stalin Partner, Head of Financial Institutions Sector Group Simmons & Simmons
Roland Turnill Partner & Co-Head – Financial Institutions Group Slaughter and May
Thierry d’Argent CEO, SG London Branch & Chief Country Officer, UK & Ireland Société Générale
Andrew Croft Chief Executive Officer St. James’s Place
José Viñals Group Chairman Standard Chartered Bank
Cuan Coulter UK Country Head for State Street Bank & Trust State Street
Chris Rash Chief Executive Officer Talbot Underwriting Ltd (an AIG company)
Anne Richards DBE Chair TheCityUK Board
Omar Ali Chair TheCityUK Long Term Competitiveness Group
Jon Whitehouse Chair TheCityUK Public Affairs Group
Patrick Thomson Chair The Investment Association
Beatriz Martin UK Chief Executive UBS
Bob Wigley Chairman UK Finance
Andreas Utermann Chairman Vontobel
Zar Amrolia Chairman XTX Markets
** Chairman

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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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