Our people and values

Our team brings together considerable experience from across the breadth of the financial and related professional services industry.

Our Chairs are among the most senior and respected practitioners in the industry and each chairs a major global financial institution. Our executive team and senior leads are all specialists in their fields. They draw on their many years’ experience to deliver the best possible outcomes for our members and the industry.

We also have a network of Regional and Nationals Chairs across the UK in every area with a major hub for financial and related professional services. The chairs are industry practitioners who bring together a network of members and partners in each nation and region. They are also the industry’s ambassadors across the country and make a vital contribution to the work of TheCityUK.

Anne Richards DBE

Board Chair

Anne Richards DBE joined Fidelity International as CEO in December 2018 and was appointed a Director of FIL Limited in September 2019. She has worked in the asset management industry since 1992. Anne has almost three decades of experience as an analyst, portfolio manager and CIO and is a strong proponent of sustainable investing. Her career path spans many blue-chip global names in the financial sector, including Alliance Capital, JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, Aberdeen Asset Management and M&G Investments.

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Bruce Carnegie-Brown

Leadership Council Chairman

Bruce Carnegie-Brown has been Chairman of Lloyd's of London, the world's leading marketplace for commercial, corporate and speciality risk solutions, since June 2017. He is also Vice-Chairman of Banco Santander, Chairman of the MCC, and Chairman of Cuvva, a digital motor insurance business. Bruce has been our Leadership Council Chair since April 2022.

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Miles Celic

Chief Executive Officer

Miles has held the role of Chief Executive Officer since September 2016. He is also a board member of UK Finance and the Financial Services Skills Commission. Miles began his career in broadcasting, making and presenting radio and television programmes for the BBC and others.

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Emma Reynolds

Managing Director, Public Affairs, Policy & Economic Research

Emma Reynolds is the Managing Director of Public Affairs, Policy and Research and has held this position since June 2020. Prior to joining TheCityUK, Emma was the Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton North East from 2010 until 2019. During that time, she held various shadow ministerial positions including Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Shadow Housing Minister and Shadow Europe Minister. Emma was also a member of the House of Commons Health and Exiting the EU Select Committees.

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Jennifer Green

Managing Director, Corporate Affairs and Company Secretary

In her role as Managing Director, Corporate Affairs, Jen is responsible for setting and overseeing the organisation’s corporate affairs strategy. She leads teams focused on promoting the breadth of work delivered by the organisation; ensuring members are fully engaged on the issues most important to them; and ensuring that the business and colleagues are well supported. Jen is also the organisation’s Company Secretary.

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Nicola Watkinson

Managing Director, International

Nicola Watkinson leads TheCityUK’s International team, which provides unique insight and deep expertise into the markets and trade relationships underpinning the UK’s success as a leading global financial centre.

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Our Values



  • We’re thorough in every aspect of our work, paying attention to detail.
  • Always focused on our objectives.
  • We constantly seek opportunities to improve what we do and how we do it.
  • We’re dedicated to our work and see every task through to completion.


  • We recognise the impact of what we do and demonstrate deep knowledge and understanding of the topics and issues that inform it.
  • We’re ambitious for our organisation, our members, and the industry, doing all we can to deliver success.
  • We’re accountable for our behaviour and the quality of our work.


  • We adjust quickly to new demands and changing circumstances
  • We demonstrate energy and enthusiasm for our organisation and our activity
  • We’re resourceful, committed and focused on the right outcomes


  • We are open, honest and straight forward.
  • We mean what we say, and do what we say we will.
  • We are accepting of our mistakes and seek to learn from them.
  • We share lessons and never seek to ‘pass the buck’.


  • We collaborate well, sharing ideas and information with colleagues and work as one team.
  • We inspire, challenge and assist each other to learn.
  • We are completely engaged in our work.
  • We recognise the role we each play in creating an enjoyable and successful place to work.