Georgina Philippou (Chair)
Chief Operating Officer, Financial Conduct Authority
Georgina is Chief Operating Officer of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and has worked in the financial sector for over 20 years. A Stratford resident for 30 years, she led the FCA’s recent move to its current base at Endeavour Square, on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. She has chaired two Committees of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions, producing new standards and guidelines for international enforcement cooperation and assessing applicants wishing to sign up to IOSCO’s cooperation standards. Georgina became Chief Operating Officer in November 2015.
She was previously Acting Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight, and prior to that was Director of Strategy and Delivery in the Enforcement and Financial Crime Division. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments.
Olivier Beroud (Vice Chair)
Managing Director and Founder, Beroud Consulting Ltd
Olivier Beroud is Managing Director and Founder at Beroud Consulting Ltd. Previously he was Managing Director and the Head of Moody’s for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), where he oversaw Moody’s offices in the EMEA, working closely with the Commercial Group in Europe to determine the strategy and planning, new business origination and business relationships with rated entities. He also worked closely with the Regulatory Affairs team at Moody’s to provide support in meeting their regulatory requirements.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Olivier worked in London as Head of Ratings and Severity Advisory in Barclays Corporate Bank. Previously, he spent ten years with Standard & Poor’s as team leader in their Corporate Ratings practice. Olivier began his career with Banque Natexis and Moore Stephens Chartered Accountants. He holds an MBA in Finance from the Cass Business School in London and a business degree from the Institut Supérieur de Gestion in Paris.
Director, David Kohn Architects
David Kohn is an architect and director of DKA, a leading London-based architecture practice that specialises in arts, education and public realm projects. Recent projects include A Room for London, a one room venue on the roof of Southbank in collaboration with Turner Prize- nominated artist, Fiona Banner; the White Building, a community arts venue in Hackney Wick; and Sotheby’s first purpose-built contemporary art gallery in Mayfair.
David studied architecture at the University of Cambridge and Columbia University, New York and is currently a visiting professor at KU Leuven in Belgium.
Director of Public Affairs, Transport for London
David McNeill has been TfL’s Director of Public Affairs since 2008. He has overall responsibility for TfL’s relationships with EU, national and London politicians as well as London’s businesses and public sector and community organisations. It is a Brussels-to-bus-stops role. He led TfL’s successful campaign at the last government Spending Round which helped secure the long term funding for the Tube upgrade and Crossrail, and also managed TfL’s engagement with London based organisations, including businesses, for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Before joining TfL, David held senior positions at the Arts Council, the Law Society and in the consumer rights lobby.
Principal and Co-founder, Balbourne Capital Partners Ltd
Lindon Neil is a Principal and Co-founder at Balbourne Capital Partners Ltd (BCP). BCP was formed eight years ago and has raised funds and made investments in the renewable energy sector including the formation of WilloWind Energy Ltd, an on-shore wind developer with sites in Scotland. Previously, he was a Director at Wachovia Bank, based in London, where he was responsible for structuring and executing infrastructure and debt principal finance transactions in the UK and USA.
Prior to co-founding BCP, Lindon worked in London as a Director in real estate and asset backed finance at Royal Bank of Scotland and Credit Suisse. Previously, he spent three years with Standard & Poor’s as a Director in their Structured Finance Ratings team and prior to that he worked four years as Treasury Manager in the group treasury at Allied Domecq plc. He is a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and holds a masters degree in nuclear and particle physics from Birkbeck College, London University and a bachelors degree in natural sciences from Christ's College, University of Cambridge.