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An exciting and wide-ranging list of policy makers, investors and institutions, highlighting how the UK’s combination of talent, world-leading policy and regulatory approach make the UK FinTech Industry an invaluable opportunity for investment.

Plenary speakers

Eileen Burbidge

Eileen Burbidge

HM Treasury’s Special Envoy for FinTech
Partner, Passion Capital

Dave Ramsden

Dave Ramsden

Deputy Governor for Markets and Banking, Bank of England

Dave Ramsden joined the Bank to become Deputy Governor for Markets and Banking on 4 September 2017. He is responsible for oversight of Markets and Banking directorates. Dave is a member of the Monetary Policy Committee, the Financial Policy Committee and the Prudential Regulation Committee.
Before joining the Bank, Dave was Chief Economic Adviser to the Treasury and Head of the Government Economic Service from 2007 – 2017. 
Steve Hatch

Steve Hatch

Vice President Europe, Facebook

Matthias Ljungman

Co-founder, Atomico

Sir George Iacobescu

Chair and CEO, Canary Wharf Group
Rishi Kholsa

Rishi Khosla

Founder and CEO, Oaknorth
John Glenn

John Glenn

Economic Secretary to the Treasury

John Glen was appointed Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister on 9 January 2018, having held a position as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport from 14 June 2017 to 8 January 2018. He was first elected to Parliament as the MP for Salisbury in 2010, and has served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Philip Hammond, Eric Pickles and Sajid Javid.  Before joining Parliament, he held a number of roles within a large management consultancy firm.

Panel Speakers

Keith Morgan

Keith Morgan

CEO, British Business Bank

Keith Morgan led the planning and establishment of the British Business Bank from January 2013, and was appointed CEO in December 2013.
Prior to this, Keith was an Executive Director of UK Financial Investments (UKFI), joining in 2009 to manage the UK Government’s shareholdings in Bradford & Bingley and Northern Rock. Keith joined UKFI from Banco Santander where he was an Executive Director of Sovereign Bancorp in the US. He was previously Director of Strategy & Planning at Abbey National and a member of the Executive Committee, and also served as Chairman of Santander’s Asset Management and Credit Card businesses in the UK.

Harry Nelis


Tim Bunting

Samantha Ghiotti

Samantha Ghiotti

Partner, Anthemis
Jan Hammer

Jan Hammer

Partner, Index Ventures
Imran G

Imran Gulamhuseinwala

Global Head of FinTech, EY

Andrew Bailey


Andrew Bailey is an executive FCA Board member and Chief Executive. Prior to becoming the FCA's Chief Executive in July 2016, Andrew was Deputy Governor for Prudential Regulation and Chief Executive Officer of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA). He is also a member of the Prudential Regulation Committee and the Financial Policy Committee. 

Adrienne Harris

Former Special Assistant, White House
Michael Sheren

Michael Sheren

Bank of England

Michael Sheren is a Senior Advisor within the Bank of England.  In his role, he provides counsel and independent challenge to senior PRA Management on matters concerning governance, banking supervision and policy, as well as research relating to the financial markets. On behalf of the BoE and the UK government, Mr Sheren Co-Chairs the G20 Sustainable Finance Study Group with China.  Mr Sheren is also actively involved in the Banks fintech and digital finance work in the UK and Europe.  Prior to Joining the Bank, Mr Sheren spent over twenty five years in the debt capital markets. 

Shayne Nelson

Emirate NBD
Ross McEwan

Ross McEwan


Ross became Chief Executive of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group in October 2013. Between August 2012 and September 2013, he was Chief Executive Officer for UK Retail, joining from Commonwealth Bank of Australia where he was Group Executive for Retail Banking Services for five years. Prior to this he was Executive General Manager with responsibility for the branch network, contact centres and third party mortgage brokers.
Ross has more than 25 years experience in the finance, insurance and investment industries.

Victor Dodig


Constantin Cotzias

Director, Bloomberg Europe
Nikhil Rathi

Nikhil Rathi

CEO, London Stock Exchange Group

Nikhil was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of LSE plc in September 2015.   He also has Group-wide responsibilities for International Development.  He is a member of the LSEG Executive Committee. He joined LSEG in May 2014 as Director of International Development and Chief of Staff from the UK Treasury, where he held a number of senior positions over an eleven year period. Most recently he was Director of the Financial Services Group, representing the UK Government's financial services interests in the EU and internationally. He served as the UK representative on the EU Financial Services Committee. Prior to that, he was Head of the Financial Stability unit, overseeing a number of the UK's financial stability interventions during the crisis. Nikhil also served as Private Secretary to the UK Prime Minister for three years from 2005 to 2008.
Alex McP

Alex Macpherson

Head of Ventures

Alex is Chairman of Octopus Ventures.  Alex has been in the same position as many entrepreneurs having started, built and sold his own business. He co-founded Katalyst Ventures in 2000, creating the private angel network prior to its sale in 2007 to Octopus and rebranding as Octopus Ventures.  Over the following ten years Alex led Octopus Ventures as CEO building assets under management from under £20 million to in excess of £700 million, growing the team from 4 to 30 with offices in London and New York as well as representation in Silicon Valley, Shanghai and Singapore.
Samir Desai

Samir Desai

CEO, Funding Circle


Oli Barrett

Oli Barrett

Director, Start Up Britain
Al Lukies

Al Lukies

Motive Partners, Prime Minister’s FinTech Envoy

Alastair Lukies CBE is a UK businessman and entrepreneur best known as a pioneer and champion for the UK’s global FinTech industry. He founded Monitise in 2003. During his time as CEO, Monitise grew to being a global leader in its industry, employing 1,500 staff on four continents. Alastair was the inaugural Chairman of innovate finance the uk’s trade body for fintech and is a founder of Motive Partners, the Fintech Investment Firm. January 2014, Alastair was first appointed as a UK Business Ambassador to the Prime Minister for the financial services industry by the UK Government, and today acts as the Business Ambassador for FinTech.

Sam Smith


Date: 22/03/2018  |  Time: 09:00 - 17:00

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