TheCityUK appoints former MP to head up Public Affairs, Policy & Research

TheCityUK has appointed former MP Emma Reynolds as its new Managing Director, Public Affairs, Policy & Research. She will join the organisation on 15 June.

Emma was previously MP for Wolverhampton North East, Labour Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Shadow Europe Minister and member of the House of Commons Brexit and Health Select Committees. She has also held various other shadow ministerial roles and brings prior trade association and private sector experience in public affairs.

Emma joins TheCityUK at an important time for the industry and the organisation. She will work closely with members and key stakeholders to progress the industry’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and play a central role in continuing to embed and take forward the organisation’s new strategy.

Emma Reynolds said, 

This role offers an exciting new challenge at a crucial time for the financial and related professional services industry. While people and businesses across the UK are working hard to adapt to the unprecedented changes brought about by the global Covid-19 pandemic, we will be looking ahead at the challenge of rebuilding the economy and getting businesses back on their feet. This industry will be essential to supporting that effort across all nations and regions, and I’m looking forward to being at the heart of that at TheCityUK.”

Miles Celic, Chief Executive Officer, TheCityUK, commented,

We are delighted that Emma will be joining TheCityUK team. At such an extraordinary time in our industry’s history her considerable experience and political expertise will be a huge asset. She has great passion and enthusiasm for the role and is absolutely the right person to drive forward our agenda and tackle the long-term competitiveness challenges and opportunities facing the industry.”

Emma’s appointment follows a search conducted by Odgers Berndtson and a rigorous selection process.