Alasdair Haynes, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Aquis Exchange PLC, has been appointed as the inaugural Chair of TheCityUK’s new Business Council.
TheCityUK Business Council will convene the Chairs, Managing Partners and Chief Executives of around 35 high-growth, innovative companies from across the financial and related professional services industry. It will provide a forum to discuss critical cross-sectoral issues while also allowing for constructive engagement with government, MPs, regulators, and other key UK and international industry stakeholders.
The Business Council is complementary to TheCityUK Leadership Council, chaired by Sir Adrian Montague, which brings together the leaders of TheCityUK’s most senior members with ministers, regulators and stakeholders. The Business Council will meet four times annually, with its first meeting taking place in spring.
Commenting on the appointment, Miles Celic, Chief Executive Officer, TheCityUK, said,