Educated at Charterhouse School and Pembroke College, Oxford, Nick has had a 34-year career in finance in the City of London most recently as Head of UK Investment Banking at Nomura. Prior to that, he held senior positions Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Bankers Trust/Nat West Markets, Goldman Sachs, and BZW. In these positions, he provided corporate finance advice to FTSE 100 companies and, prior to that, providing financial market advice to global investment institutions.
He was Chair of a policy committee providing input during the 2012 London mayoral election and has been a member of the fund-raising committee for Policy Exchange, a think tank.
Nick is a Trustee of the Children’s Radio Foundation, an African based NGO enabling young Africans to make radio programmes.
INSEAD Certified International Director, senior advisor in Corporate Governance and Sustainability. Board chair at Tages Capital Sgr and Non-Executive Director at Antirion Sgr. Adjunct Professor at the LUISS Business School in Milano, Member of the Scientific Committee at Assobenefit, Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute.
Formerly Non-Executive Director and Member of Risk and Sustainability Committee at Banca Monte Paschi di Siena. She has held senior positions at the Bank of Italy and the CIB of Intesa Sanpaolo. She was a Member of the Retail Payments Working Group at the Bank of International Settlements in Basel.
Alexander Rinnooy Kan
Dutch politician, businessman and mathematician who served as Chairman of the Social and Economic Council and as president of the employers federation VNO and (after the merger with NCW) of the VNO-NCW. He also served as member of the board of directors of ING Group.
A member of the Democrats 66 (D66) party, he was a member of the Dutch Senate from 2015 to 2019 and has been a Professor of Economics and Business Studies at the University of Amsterdam since 1 September 2012. He has also been president of the supervisory board of EYE Film Institute Netherlands since 2008 and of Museum Boerhaave since 2018.
He was appointed Commander in the Order of the Netherlands Lion in 2012. The Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant named him the most influential person in the Netherlands in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Member Supervisory Board of Rabobank, Achmea B.V. and Achmea Investment management, Pon Holdings B.V., Chair of the Board of Nyenrode Foundation, Chair audit committee and Vice chair supervisory board at Furgo.
Has held senior financial management positions at different organisations; partner at KPMG, group controller and later deputy chief financial officer at ABN AMRO Bank, division director of the Dutch Central Bank and chief financial and risk officer of APG Group.
Board Chair, Globescan. Chair Board of Trustees, The Shell Foundation. Special Advisor, SYSTEMIQ Ltd. Chair and co-Founder, Savo Project Developers.
Formerly Director for Business Transformation, Business and Sustainable Development Commission; Chief Sustainability Officer, Unilever plc; Group Customer Director, Old Mutual plc; Chair, Unilever SA (PTY) Ltd.
Ron advises senior management and boards to set their sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) agenda and to integrate these topics into the heart of corporate strategy, governance and decision-making.
He is a co-founder of the RADIX Centre for Business, Politics & Society, a Senior Advisor at Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Executive in Residence at INSEAD and founder of Camunico, an advisory boutique focused on sustainability in corporate strategy and board practice.
He also serves as a board member and chair of the audit committee at the Royal Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of the Arts in The Netherlands and chairs the INSEAD Sustainability Initiative.
Ron was voted one of the world's '100 Green Board Members' by Fairforce.
Dr Joe Zammit-Lucia has had extensive experience both in the business and the political worlds. He is a founder of the RADIX network of think tanks.Following an executive career in multinational businesses that spanned R&D, marketing, global brand management, strategic planning, industry economics and public policy, he founded his own strategy advisory firm with offices in Cambridge (UK), New York and Tokyo.
After divesting from his firm, he acted as a leadership advisor to senior business leaders, and as a Special Advisor to the Director General at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). He was also a member of the Dean's Advisory Board at the College of Arts, Sciences and Education, Florida International University.
He is currently on the Advisory Board of the Singapore Forum for long-term investors and business leaders.
He is a regular commentator on business and political issues with his commentary having appeared in the Financial Times, the Guardian, the Economist, and on the BBC as well as outlets in the USA, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Malta.
He is co-author of 'The Death of Liberal Democracy?' and 'Backlash: Saving Globalisation from Itself.' His new book on the relationship between business and politics will be published by Bloomsbury in 2022.
Mike is co-founder of the business consultancy, Corporate Citizenship, advising large companies on their sustainability strategies and a co-founder of the RADIX Centre for Business, Politics & Society.
A chartered accountant by profession, he has combined his business career with public service, as an elected official in London government and in a variety of national policy-making roles.
Today his portfolio of advisory roles includes chairing The Restart Project, which combats electronic waste, and the London Film Academy, helping young talent get started in their creative careers.
He is also a non-executive director of the Institute of Business Ethics and the New Economics Foundation, and an adviser to the Green Alliance.
Head of the Research Group on the Sociology of Public Finances and Debt, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne. Previously Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science.
His current major interest is in forms of state organisation in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. For that purpose, Leon conducts research on how the expansion of “finance-led capitalism” has turned central banks into the most powerful arms of the state - institutions, whose techniques of governing are isomorphic to the current structures of financial markets.
In his next book, he aims to confront this development with questions about political authority and the governability of 21st century capitalism.
Leon has lived and worked in Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and France.