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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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David Rouch
Partner, Freshfields

David Rouch is a partner at Freshfields. David is widely recognised for his technical expertise in financial services law and regulation. He works with the full range of financial market participants on both their advisory and transactional matters – dealing with some of the market’s greatest regulatory challenges.

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Gary Cohn
Vice Chairman, IBM, Former Director, NEC, Former President & COO, Goldman Sachs

As Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council (2017-2018), Gary Cohn managed the US economic policy agenda, stimulating economic expansion, job creation, and wage increases through historic tax and regulatory reform. Prior to that he was the President and Chief Operating Officer at Goldman Sachs where he worked for more than 25 years.

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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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Karen Cook
Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Sociology, Stanford University

Karen S. Cook is the Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Sociology; Director of the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS); and Vice-Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity at Stanford. She conducts research on social interaction, social networks, social exchange, and trust. She has edited or co-authored numerous books and articles on the subject of trust in the organization.

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Martin Wheatley
Former CEO, UK Financial Conduct Authority Former CEO, Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission

Martin Wheatley was the first CEO of the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) serving from 2012 until 2015. Prior to that he was the CEO of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.

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Robin Dunbar
Robin Dunbar is a Emeritus Professor of Evolutionary Psychology

Robin Dunbar is Professor of Evolutionary Psychology at the University of Oxford, an Emeritus Fellow of Magdalen College, and an elected Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Anthropological Institute, and an elected Foreign Member of the Finnish Academy of Science & Letters.

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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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Thomas J. Curry
Former US Comptroller of the Currency

Curry was nominated by President Obama to serve as head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). As Comptroller of the Currency (2012-17), Curry led the US federal agency that charters, regulates, and supervises national banks and federal savings banks.

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Tom Malone
Professor of Management, MIT

Thomas W. Malone is the Patrick J. McGovern Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence.

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Where you can find the books that have inspired us

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