Managing Partner UK & Ireland, McKinsey & Company global management consultancy, 2013 – 2020; Non-Executive Director, CBI; Chair of British American Business; Member, Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board; Member, Government-backed Industrial Strategy Council and the Trilateral Commission.
Previously named by The Financial Times as “one of the top 30 most influential people in the City of London.”
Founding Partner, Executive Chairman and CIO, Tristan Capital Partners, 2012 – present; Non-Executive Director, Legal & General Group Plc, 2020 – present; Director, Belfer Centre for Science and International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard; CEO, Curzon Global Partners, 1998 – 2008; former CIO and Board Director of AEW Europe; former Partner and Senior Managing Director of AEW Capital Management LP
Chair, John Lewis Partnership PLC, 2020 – present; CEO Ofcom, 2015 – 2019; Second Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury, 2013 – 2015. Director, Barratt Developments PLC, 2018 – present.
President of International, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Head of UK and EMEA, Bank of America, 2018 – 2020; Member, Markets Practitioner Panel, UK Financial Conduct Authority; Member, Bank of England Senior Advisory Group on Sterling Risk-Free Reference Rates
President, Integrated Solutions at Paysafe payments platform, Global Head, Payments and Financial Services Partnerships, Facebook, 2018 – 2020; Non-Executive Director, United Utilities Group PLC, Managing Director, Barclaycard Payment Solutions, 2012 – 2018
Founder and Chairman, Restoration Partners merchant bank, Lord Lieutenant of Greater London, Founder and Chairman, Restoration Partners merchant bank, Chairman, Alitam PLC, Director, director of Thomson Reuters; Chairman, Interswitch Group (Africa’s largest e-payments company), Non-Executive Director, Huawei Business UK.
Founding partner, Chairman and Managing Partner of Permira global private equity firm, 1997–2010; Founding partner, ex-Chairman and Managing Partner of Permira global private equity firm. global private equity firm, 1997–2010; Non-Executive Director, Schroders Plc; Chair of the National Theatre; Governor of the Wellcome Trust.
Chief Digital Officer and Corporate Vice President, Microsoft US, Chief Digital and Information Officer, HMRC, 2017 – 2019. Winner, Women on Boards, WinTRADE Awards 2019, Female FTSE Board Report 50 Women to Watch 2019, Top 10 Digital Leaders of the Year 2018
CEO Credit Suisse Group AG, 2015 – 2020; Group CEO, Prudential, 2009-2015 plc; Chairman, Association of British Insurers, 2012 – 2014
Chevalier of the French Legion d’Honneur
Managing Director and Head of Sub Saharan Africa (ex-RSA), Bank of America, CEO West Africa, Renaissance Capital, 2011 – 2014; Partner, Africapital Management Ltd, 2009 – 2011; Managing Director, JP Morgan, 1994 – 2009
Chief Financial Officer, GroupM UK; Head of Finance for Great Britain, Willis Towers Watson global risk advisory, broking and solutions company, 2017 – 2021; UK Finance Director, Head of Finance Business Partnering for UK and Europe, AIG, 2014 – 2016; Council Member, Insurance Institute of London
Founder and Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation; Founding Chairman, Satya Capital Ltd private equity fund, Founder, Celtel International, 1998 – 2005. Previously listed by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Co-founder, SCM Direct investment management company, Business Women of the Year 2018, CEO Today; one of the 50 most influential individuals in wealth management (Europe), Private Asset Management Awards 2017
Founder and Chairman, WorldRemit, digital money transfer company, CEO, WorldRemit, 2009 – 2018
CEO, Swiss Re, UK and Ireland, Board member, Association of British Insurers, 2020 – present; Managing Director for the Middle East & Africa, Swiss Re, 2016 – 2019
Managing Partner, Livingbridge EP LLP private equity firm, Non-Executive Director, NHS Improvement, Chair, British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, 2007-08
CEO and Founder, Impact X Capital Partners; Board member, Tech Nation (government-backed organisation supporting UK tech companies and leaders); host of The Money Maker TV entrepreneurship programme
Chief Financial Officer, Bank of England, Executive Director for the Finance Directorate and Director of the Bank of England Asset Purchase Facility Fund and Alternative Liquidity Facility; Finance Director, Group Operations and Technology, Investment Banking and Mortgages, Barclays Bank, 2012 – 2019; UBS, Mergers and Acquisitions, Group Strategic Advisory and Financial Institutions, 2007 – 2011.
Senior Partner in McKinsey &Company global management consultancy; Managing Partner for UK, Ireland and Israel; leader of the UK Digital Practice and the European Fintech Practice; co-creator of McKinsey Digital
Managing Director and Head of EMEA ESG, JP Morgan; global co-head of ESG, Edelman UK, 2020 – 2021; formerly Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, 2011 – 2015
Managing Director and Head of Multi Asset Platform Sales EMEA, Golman Sachs, Co-head of Equity Execution Trading, Sales-trading, Global Institutions (GI) and Emerging Markets, 2016 – 2018; Head of Global Institutional Sales EMEA, 2013 – 2016
Justice of the High Court of England and Wales, 2004 – 2013; Chairman of the Criminal Bar Association, 2003. Fellow of the Judicial College, Pro Chancellor of the University of Surrey; Senior Fellow at SOAS; Advisory Board of the LSE International Inequalities Institute; Advisory Board of the Bonavera Institute of Human Rights, University of Oxford; Independent Assessor for Miscarriages of Justice Compensation; Judicial Commissioner to the Investigatory Powers Commission; Acting Judge of the Grand Court of the Grand Cayman; Member of the Panel of the Turks and Caicos Court of Appeal
Group General Counsel, Standard Chartered Bank; Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the World Bank Group, Vice President for Compliance at the World Bank, 2017 – 2022; Management Board and Panel of Experts of Panel of Recognised International Market Experts in Finance (PRIME Finance); Honorary Bencher, Middle Temple; Global General Counsel, HSBC Retail Banking and Wealth Management, 2014 – 2017; Global General Counsel, Barings, 2007 – 2104
Barrister and Queen’s Counsel; Called to the Bars of England and Wales, Seychelles, Bermuda and Turks and Caicos, QC, Bencher, Gray’s Inn, Leading criminal defence counsel in domestic and international criminal law, including terrorism, genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, human rights, civil liberties, fraud and money-laundering. Received “Outstanding Achievement” Award at Legal 500 Awards 2020 in special recognition of his career to date.
Professor of Public International Law at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University;Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford; member of the International Law Commission (nominated by the UK, Japan, Kenya, Nigeria and Slovenia); Co-Director of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict; Member of World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Human Rights, 2016 – 2018; member of the International Advisory Panel for the American Law Institute’s project on the Restatement Fourth, the Foreign Relations Law of the United States (2018). He has also acted as consultant, expert or advisor on international law issues to UN bodies, the African Union Commission, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Solicitor and Joint Managing Director (UK and Europe), DLA Piper global law firm, Managing Partner (UK), DLA Piper, 2015 – 2018; formerly Head of UK Employment Group, DLA Piper. Appointed by HM Government as Social Mobility Commissioner, 2019. Recognised by leading legal directories as “having a stellar reputation for representing national and international clients on the full remit of employment law services”.
Founder and Principal of Adjaye Associates. Multi-award-winning architect of The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington DC. Awarded 2021 Royal Gold Medal by Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), UK’s highest honour for architecture, in recognition of his lifetime’s work. Knighted in 2017 for services to architecture and recognised by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the year, 2017.
President, The Law Society of England and Wales; Honorary Professor, Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London
General Counsel, Diageo PLC, leading global corporation. Formerly Partner in Linklaters LLP global law firm and Global Head of the firm’s US Practice based in London and New York and co-head of the Risk and Resilience team, advising on risk management, regulatory change, governance/compliance issue and corporate sustainability. Described by Financial News magazine as one of the “City’s finest legal minds”
Consultant vascular and trauma surgeon and NHS National Clinical Director for Violence Reduction, Lead for trauma surgery at the Royal London Hospital (Barts Health NHS Trust).
Chief Executive and General Secretary, Royal College of Nursing, Acting Chief Executive and General Secretary, 2018 – 2019; Director for Nursing, Policy and Practice, Royal College of Nursing, 2016 – 2018; Head of Nursing, Royal College of Nursing, 2015 – 2016. Advisor to PM’s Commission on the future of Nursing and Midwifery, 2010
Partner and Vice-Chair of KPMG LLP, Head of UK Financial Services Indirect Tax Practice and Challenger Banking Practice. Qualified solicitor and chartered tax advisor, leading specialist in taxation in the financial services sector
Barrister and Queen’s Counsel; Called to the Bars of England and Wales, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland; Professor of Law at Gresham College. Specialist in international human rights and constitutional law.
Barrister, Queen’s Counsel and Deputy Judge of the High Court; Called to the Bars of England and Wales and New York Bencher, Middle Temple, Leading lawyer and advocate in intellectual property, IT and media/entertainment law disputes; Chair of the Intellectual Property Bar Association; Visiting Professor of Law, University College, London, 2007 – 2011. Recognised by leading legal directories as a ‘leading Silk’ for intellectual property, IT and telecoms and media/entertainment disputes.
Solicitor and Partner in White and Case LLP global law firm. Partner in Global Debt Finance Practice and Director of its Africa Practice. Member of the UK Africa Investors Group chaired by HM chaired by Trade Commissioner for Africa, 2020; member of Global Britain Sub-Group of UK Board of Trade, 2019; member of the Prime Minister’s UK-Africa FinTech Investment Advisory Group, 2018. Awarded MBE in 2019 for services to the law, UK legal services, and contribution to UK trade and investment in Africa.
Joshua Siaw MBE
Strategic Director of Place and Wellbeing and Director of Public Health at London Borough of Southwark and Senior Advisor, Public Health England, 2017 – 2020; National Director of Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England, 2012 – 2017; Director of the US National Centre for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where he transformed policy on HIV and Hepatitis C screening, 2005 – 2012. Author of over 250 peer-reviewed scientific papers in internationally-renowned journals such as The Lancet, The British Medical Journal, and The New England Journal of Medicine.
Solicitor and London Managing Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP global law firm. Head of the firm’s Africa Group and Energy Disputes Practice. Recognised by leading legal directories as a ‘leading individual’ for banking litigation and civil fraud