Speaker Group: Programme Page

Matthew Parris

Matthew Parris worked for the Foreign Office and the Conservative Research Department before serving as MP for West Derbyshire. He joined The Times as parliamentary sketchwriter in 1988, a post he held for 13 years. An award winning columnist, he now writes two weekly columns for the paper and most recently, in 2015, won the British Press Award for Political Journalist of…
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Professor Trevor Williams

Trevor Williams is the former chief economist of Lloyds Bank. His extensive experience covers financial markets, econometric modelling, banking markets, analysis of the UK and global economy and financial market risk. Topical issues such as global trade, the housing market, demographics, the fourth industrial revoluBon, ‘big’ data, long term global mega trends and the future of manufacturing are areas he…
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Neil Stansfield

Neil Stansfield is Head of Strategy, Head of Digital Technologies, and Head of Security and Resilience programmes at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL). Neil is responsible for identifying and harnessing emerging and disruptive technologies in the Digital Sector, including quantum technologies, AI, autonomy, and future comms. Neil works across the Government agenda, in collaboration with industry and academia. This takes…
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Melina  Morrison

For 25 years, Melina Morrison has led transformative change on behalf of cooperatives in Australia and internationally. As the inaugural CEO of the Business Council of Cooperatives and Mutuals (BCCM), Melina spearheaded crucial legislative reforms to enable co-operatives and mutuals banks and other financial service co-operatives and mutuals to access capital for investment and growth. Melina advocates for co-operatives in…
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Emily Shepperd

As Chief Operating Officer, Emily is responsible for the FCA’s operations and business performance, systems and infrastructure, communications function and finances. As Executive Director, Emily oversees Authorisations for firms and individuals applying to carry out regulated financial services activity as well as the Supervision Hub which acts as first point of call into the FCA for consumers and firms. Before…
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Robin Fieth

Robin joined the BSA in 2013. His role supporting mutual and co-operative businesses extends to Co-ops UK, the CBI, the European Association of Co-operative Banks and the European Mortgage Federation.