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Long Finance Evidence of Worth 2016

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(including a review of the London Accord and Financial Centre Futures programmes).

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Advisory Board

The advisory board, or Kitchen Cabinet, comprises a core group of individuals who provide an expert perspective on the publications, activities and events carried out through the Long Finance initiative. Through regular meetings we develop strategies for the extension of key Long Finance concepts and ideas; get insight into new projects and developments; and discuss any broader topics which we think are of relevance to our Long Finance work.

Dr Stephen J Christie

Stephen is the CEO of Neural Insights, a global strategic management consulting firm, where he has responsibility for clients’ high performance growth strategies, risk management, technology, artificial and business intelligence solutions. He has over 25 years experience working globally with central banks, regulators, corporates and financial institutions.
Prior to Neural Insights, Stephen has been the Partner responsible for building a number of the big-4 global finance, risk and performance management practices. He has been an advocate for Long Finance since its inception, and is particularly interested in innovation economics, sustainable growth strategies, and operational design management.

Brandon Davies

Brandon is senior independent non-executive director (SINED) of Gatehouse Bank plc (an Islamic Bank in London), a member of the Financial Markets Group at the London School of Economics (LSE) and lectures extensively on subjects in banking and risk management. He has written numerous papers and articles on these subjects for organisations such as the ACCA, Cass Business School, Central Banking, the LSE, Lombard Street Research and the Financial Times.


Nick Goddard

Nick started his career as an industrial technologist and a qualified Chartered Physicist and Chartered Engineer. He has worked in the City as an investment banker specialising in corporate finance and equity capital markets transactions for small technology companies. Nick has worked as an independent consultant, including several extended assignments advising the Carbon Trust on the commercialisation of novel low carbon technologies and is co-author of a recent NESTA report on the challenges of financing industrial biotechnology companies in the UK.

Ian Harris

Ian co-founded Z/Yen in 1994. At Z/Yen, Ian specialises in strategic planning and systematic performance improvement in both the not-for-profit sector (which he leads) and also commercial sectors. Ian chairs the judging panel for the National Payroll Giving Awards, is a life member of the Gresham Society and is Chair of BCS The Chartered Institute for IT’s Ethics Group. He is co-author, together with Michael Mainelli, of the practical book "IT for the Not-for-Profit Sector", the best-selling novel "Clean Business Cuisine" and most recently “The Price of Fish”.

Jonathan Howitt

Jonathan Howitt has extensive experience in risk management on both the buy side and sell side. Most recently Chief Risk Officer at Evolution Group, he previously established the operational risk functions at Man Group and Dresdner Kleinwort, and was involved in the early stages of the development of the operational risk discipline, including discussions with regulators on its definition and measurement for Basel 2. Prior to his career in risk management, he held various senior Finance and COO roles at UBS and Citibank, in London, Tokyo and New York. Jonathan is a guest writer for the Long Finance blog.

Con Keating

In a career spanning more than forty years, Con has worked as an infrastructure project financier, corporate advisor, investment manager and research analyst in Europe, Asia and the United States. He has published widely on the regulation of financial institutions and pension systems, and also developed new statistical tools for the analysis of financial data, such as Omega functions and metrics. He has served on the boards of a number of educational and charitable foundations and as a trustee of several pension schemes. He is currently Head of Research for the BrightonRock insurance group. Con has published three Long Finance publications on pensions – “Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow: The Future of Pensions” in 2010, “Don’t Stop Believing: The State and Future of UK Occupational Pensions” in 2011 and "Keep Your Lid On: A Financial Analyst’s View of the Cost and Valuation of DB Pension Provision with Ole Settergren and Andrew Slater in 2013 . Con is also a regular guest writer for the Long Finance blog The Pamphleteers.

Paul Moxey

Paul Moxey is Head of Corporate Governance and Risk Management at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and before that has been a risk and governance accountant as well as being chief bean counter and company secretary of a few relatively minor companies. He is most interested in the behavioural aspects of governance and risk. Why people do what they do and what would need to change to get them to make systems work better. Paul is a qualified accountant, MBA and Visiting Senior Research Fellow at Kings College, London. He has been spoken at several Long Finance events including the launch of “In Safe Hands: The Future of Financial Services” in 2012 and the Long Governance seminar with John Kay in 2010.

Jan-Peter Onstwedder

Jan-Peter has over 20 years experience in risk management across a wide variety of asset classes and global trading markets, both in a banking and a corporate environment. He has held various risk and trading positions for Barclays Bank in London and New York; worked as Head of Market Risk for the Royal Bank of Scotland; Head of Risk for BP’s Integrated Supply and Trading business; and Head of Risk Management for 3i plc. Currently he works for Citi in London as Head of Risk Management for the global commodities trading division, and as Head of Credit Risk for four global industries (power, energy, chemicals and mining). In 2007 he managed the London Accord, the then-largest ever collaborative research project into the financial aspects of climate change. The report, published in December 2007, placed research by leading investment banks, NGOs, law firms and academic institutions in the public domain. Jan-Peter has also spoken at several Long Finance events including most recently at the Long Finance Spring Conference 2013 "How To Innovate, What To Regulate: Achieving Real Change On The Road To Long Finance".

Gill Ringland

Gill Ringland is well known as an author, consultant and trainer on scenario planning and strategy. Since 2002 she has been CEO and Fellow of SAMI Consulting which specialises in decision making and implementation, based on views of the future. In 2011 Gill authored the Long Finance publication “In Safe Hands? The Future of Financial Services” and established the Long Finance Forum of Futurists (L3F), which works under the Long Finance umbrella to formulate scenarios, or mental models, for the future of financial services.

Stephanie Rochford

Stephanie worked with Michael, Chiara and the Advisory Board on the strategic development of the Long Finance initiative from 2009 to 2013. Her role involved developing the online community platform; co-ordinating and sub-editing the Long Finance publications; events organisation; and marketing and communication.

Alexander Rose

As the director of Long Now, Alexander has facilitated projects such as the 10,000 Year Clock with Danny Hillis, The Rosetta Project, Long Bets, Seminars About Long Term Thinking, Long Server and others. Alexander shares several design patents on the 10,000 Year Clock with Danny Hillis, the first prototype of which is in the Science Museum of London. Alexander was hired as the first employee of The Long Now Foundation in February of 01997. He has been an artist in residence at Silicon Graphics Inc., a project manager for Shamrock Communications, and a founding partner of Inertia Labs.

Chris Skinner

Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through the Finanser and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club, which he founded in 2004. The Financial Services Club is a network for financial professionals, and focuses on the future of financial services through the delivery of research, analysis, commentary and debate and has regular meetings in London, Edinburgh, Dublin and Vienna. He is the author of nine books covering everything from European regulations in banking through the credit crisis to the future of banking and is a regular commentator on BBC News, Sky News and Bloomberg about banking issues.

Rupert Stubbs

Rupert has worked extensively in advertising and branding, both as a Creative Group Head and board member at Saatchi & Saatchi and as a Branding Consultant at Wolff Olins. He now runs a small consultancy based in Bath, The Resourceful Company, which focuses on pragmatic brand development. Clients include an NHS Trust, Vodafone and Pepsico.

Chiara von Gunten

Chiara has worked from 2010 to 2015 with Michael and the Advisory Board on the strategic development and project management of Long Finance and the London Accord. She is co-authored several Long Finance publications including "Financing the Transition: Sustainable Infrastructure in Cities" (2015) and "Chain of a Lifetime: How Blockchain Technology Might Transform Personal Insurance" (2014). A Swiss national, born in Italy and educated at the Graduate Institute and LSE, Chiara is an experienced project manager, consultant and researcher now working on sustainable infrastructure and finance at the Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation in Switzerland. Priori to Z/Yen and GIB, Chiara has worked on projects related to sustainability and corporate social responsibility at the City of London Corporation and a Swiss private bank. Chiara particularly enjoys the diversity of thinking and ideas embodied by the Long Finance community.

Justin Wilson

Justin is a Managing Director of Endava in Germany, supporting clients with nearshore IT. He co-founded Alpheus in 1996, a financial services consultancy with offices in Frankfurt and London, now part of Endava. He was born in Ethiopia, grew up in the UK, and lives in Frankfurt. Previously he worked for Mars Electronics, the European Commission, Price Waterhouse, and Goldman Sachs. He believes that Long Finance has an unusual and particularly important viewpoint on financial services!