Bob Wigley – Chair
Bob Wigley spent his banking career with Morgan Grenfell and Merrill Lynch and was EMEA Chairman of Merrill Lynch between 2003 and 2009. Between 2006 and 2009 he was a member of the Court of the Bank of England. He is a past member of the Takeover Panel, the FSA’s Senior Practitioners Panel and was the FSA’s nominated representative on the Council of European Securities Regulators Market Consultation Panel.
He led a group of industry Chairman and Chief Executives to author a report on the competitiveness of London as a global financial centre “London, Winning in the Decade Ahead” and chaired the Green Investment Bank Commission. Since leaving banking, he has chaired and invested in a number of Fintech companies. Bob was instrumental in the creation of TheCityUK and has been on its advisory board since its formation.
Stephen Jones – CEO
Stephen Jones has spent nearly thirty years working in financial services including with Santander, Barclays, Citigroup and Schroders.
Stephen is the first CEO of UK Finance. He was a Senior Adviser to US private equity firm Cerberus until June 2017. He was Santander UK’s Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Santander UK Board until October 2015. He joined the company in November 2011. Stephen chaired Santander UK’s product approval and pricing committees for all business lines, as well as its asset and liability, reporting and disclosure committees.
Whilst working for Santander UK, he served as a member of the Advisory Council of CityUK, the Practitioners’ Panel of the Financial Conduct Authority and the Board of the BBA.
Between 2002 and 2011, Stephen worked at Barclays, for the final 3 years as Head of Investor Relations at Barclays PLC. He was also a member of the Group Regulatory and Public Policy Committee and the Governance and Control Committee of the UK Retail Bank. Previously, he was Managing Director, Head of Financial Solutions Group, Debt Capital Markets and Equity Capital Markets and Co-head of Corporate Investment Banking for Barclays Capital for the Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Before joining Barclays in 2002, Stephen spent 15 years at Schroders (later Schroder Salomon Smith Barney) in a number of corporate client advisory roles. Stephen holds a Law Degree from Queens’ College, Cambridge and is a qualified lawyer.
He is married with 3 children.