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Alex Edmans
Professor of Finance at London Business School.

Alex Edmans is a Professor of Finance at London Business School. He is the author of Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit.

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Andy Haldane
Chief Economist, Bank of England

Andrew G. Haldane, FAcSS FRS is a British economist who worked at the Bank of England between 1989 and 2021 as the chief economist and executive director of monetary analysis and statistics.

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Axel Weber
past-Chair, UBS, past-President, German Bundesbank

Axel Weber is the past-Chair of UBS and the past-President of the German Bundesbank and a member of the European Central Bank Governing Council from 2004 to 2011. He is a member of the Group of 30.

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Bob Wardrop
Management Practice Professor of Finance, Director & Co-founder of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF)

Bob Wardrop is the Management Practice Professor of Finance at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School and the Director & Co-founder of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF).

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Christopher Rich
General Counsel, FICC Markets Standards Board

Christopher Rich is the General Counsel for the FICC Markets Standards Board (FMSB), a standard setting body for the global wholesale fixed income, currencies and commodities (FICC) markets. Mr. Rich has overall responsibility for all FMSB Working Groups and their publications including Standards, Statements of Good Practice and Spotlight Reviews.

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Gillian Tett
Chair, Editorial Board of the Financial Times and Editor-at-Large (US), Author, Anthro-vision: A New Way to See in Business and Life

Gillian Tett is chair of the editorial board and editor-at-large (US) of the Financial Times. She writes weekly columns, covering a range of economic, financial, political and social issues, and is co-founder of the FT’s Moral Money: a twice weekly newsletter that tracks the ESG revolution in business and finance.

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Greg Medcraft
Former Director, OECD Directorate for Financial & Enterprise Affairs

Greg Medcraft was Director of the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs of the OECD from November 2017 to July 2021 contributing guidance, strategy and support for the Directorate’s policy and standard-setting work for financial and commercial enterprises.

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Kathleen Taylor
Chairwoman, Royal Bank of Canada

Kathleen Taylor is the Chairwoman of the Royal Bank of Canada. She has served on the Board since 2001, where she has chaired the Human Resources and Corporate Governance Committees, and served on the Audit and Risk Committees.

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Peter Routledge
Canada's Superintendent of Financial Institutions

Peter Routledge is Canada's Superintendent of Financial Institutions.

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Siew Kai Choy
Former Managing Director, GIC

Siew Kai Choy is a former MD at GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, where he was Director of the Data & Analytics Department, Head of Governance and IT in the Public Markets Group, and founded GIC Innovation Labs.

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Starling Insights
Starling Insights Editorial Board

Starling's team of editors provide review and analysis of current trends and developments in the industry.

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Stuart Mackintosh
Executive Director, Group of Thirty

Stuart Mackintosh is the Executive Director of the Group of Thirty.

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Ted MacDonald
Senior Technical Specialist, FICC Markets Standards Board (FMSB)

Edward (Ted) MacDonald is a member of the FICC Markets Standards Board Secretariat, is an accredited mediator and maintains active links with Ivey Business School and its Leader Character programme. As a financial services practitioner, he has held senior roles in business origination, risk management, board-level governance, and more recently, regulation.

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