CISI Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is comprised of non-executive directors who are
typically employed in senior positions in firms operating in the financial
services sector. They meet five times a year to discuss all issues facing the
The Directors, who are also the Trustees of the CISI, are either elected for a
term of three years by ballot of the membership at the AGM, or appointed by
Michael Cole-Fontayn, Chair
Michael was Chair of AFME from 2015-2021, and is an independent director for
JP Morgan Securities plc and Board Member of FICC Markets Standards Board.
Michael previously spent 35 years with BNY Mellon, the last seven as Chair,
Europe, Middle East & Africa.
He is an Advisory Board Member of TheCityUK, British American Business and a
member of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum Advisory
Board. Michael is Trustee of the mental health charity, the Charlie Waller
Trust and of education charity, Engage with China Ltd. He is a patron for
Women in Banking and Finance (WIBF) and City Veterans Network. In 2019 he was
awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) from City of
London Business School.
Chris Allen MCSI, Group Chief Executive Officer, Quintet Private Bank
Chris Allen was appointed HSBC’s Regional Head, Global Private Banking
EMEA in April 2018, having previously served as Chief Executive Officer of
HSBC Private Bank in the UK with oversight of HSBC Private Banking’s
businesses in the Channel Islands, France and Germany. Chris is a member of
the Global Private Banking Executive Committee and the HSBC Bank plc Executive
Committee, which is responsible for the UK and Continental Europe. Prior to
becoming CEO of the UK Private Bank in July 2012, Chris was Chief Executive of
HSBC Alternative Investments Limited, and he has over 20 years’
experience in Financial Services and Investment Management. Chris holds a
first class honours degree in Land Economics from the University of Sheffield
and an Investment Diploma from Cambridge University and City University
Nandhika Buddhipala, MCSI, Chief Financial Officer, Commercial Bank of Ceylon
Nandika counts for over 30 years post qualifying experience in the sectors of
banking and financial Institutions, mobile telecommunication industry, audit
and assurance and management consultancy assignments. He currently holds the
position of Chief Financial Officer of Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC since
January 2008, reporting to MD/CEO. He is also a member of the Asset &
Liability Committee (ALCO), Executive Integrated Risk Management Committee
(EIRMC), HR Steering Committee, Procurement Committee, Executive Investment
Committee, Executive Strategic Planning & Development Committee, BASEL
Implementation Committee, etc., and a trustee of the Employee Provident Fund,
Employee Pension Fund and CSR Trust of the Bank. Further, a regular
participant of Board Audit Committee, Board Investment Committee, Board
Integrated Risk Management Committee (Secretary to the Committee). Nandika has
been an active trustee of the Corporate Social Responsibility Trust (CSR) of
Prior to his career at the bank, Nandika worked as Chief Financial Officer
reporting to CEO and Telstra HO in Sydney until end 2003. He is a Fellow
Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Institute of
Certified Management Accountants of Australia, Institute of Certified
Management Accountants of Sri Lanka, Association of Chartered Certified
Accountants UK, and Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and
Investment UK, Senior Associate of Financial Services Institute and a Member
of the Institute of Management Accountants USA. Further, he holds BSc and PG
Diploma in Management from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura university
and MBA, MA in Financial Economics and MSc in Financial Mathematics from the
University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. He is also the President - National Advisory
Council Sri Lanka, President National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka and
Immediate Past Chairman - Member Network Panel, ACCA Sri Lanka branch.
Danny Corrigan Chartered MCSI, Chief Executive, London Reporting House Ltd
Danny is a senior manager with 40 years’ experience of the wholesale
financial markets as a London based Director, Managing Director, and CEO
leading teams across a range of asset classes including bonds and derivatives.
He also has extensive international experience having worked locally in the
markets of Moscow, Sydney, Tokyo, and others.
He has worked as a banker, trader, and broker, for a dozen firms, has written
5 books on the markets and has an extensive network in the city. He has sat on
various central bank committees and was seconded to London Clearing House, a
crucial part of the global market infrastructure, as part of an industry wide
response to the default of Lehman Brothers to lead the closure of its trading
Danny and his co-founders launched London Reporting House, a fin-tech start-up
in April 2023, has funding, wonderful employees, and a perfect little office
in the alleyways of Bow Lane.
Danny is also a Trustee and Board member of the Chartered Institute for
Securities & Investment (CISI), which sets the examinations and continuing
professional development for people engaged in the financial markets and
chairs its International Committee. He spent years promoting the City of
London with non-for-profit promotional bodies including the Lord Mayor /
Mansion House and was formerly Chair of the Eurasia Group at TheCityUK.
He graduated in Economics from the University of Liverpool in 1981 and has an
MBA (Finance) from City University. He is married to Kerrie, and they are
proud parents of three sons; an actor James (Mark Anthony in RSC’s
Julius Caesar, Edmund to Sir Ian McKellen’s King Lear & adviser to
Boris Johnson in Sky TV’s ‘This England’), Ben a co-founder
of London Reporting House and an earlier survivor of ‘Dragon’s
Den’ and Luke a governor, tutor and accomplished professional chef who
is finding his way in the world.
Danny is a retired Football Association coach having led Hampstead FC youth
teams to glory in the 2000s… and he was an occasional referee.
Petros Florides, Chartered FCSI, Director, Global Governance (Europe, Middle
East & Asia), World Vision International
Petros Florides has over 25 years financial services experience in areas of
private banking, fund management, stockbroking, private equity, proprietary
trading and microfinance. He is currently employed by World Vision
International as Senior Director of Global Governance for the regions of
Europe, Middle East and Asia. Petros has published numerous articles on
governance and related areas, and was the lead author of the Code for Public
Sector Governance which, after five years of public consultation, was approved
by the Cyprus Council of Ministers in July 2019.
Pertos is also a Non-Executive Director of Windsor Brokers, NetU Consultants
and Pearlscope. Petros is Co-Founder of the Cyprus National Advisory Council
for the CISI, and has also served on its UK Board of Trustees since June 2019.
In addition to being thrice Chartered (Chartered FSCI, CDir, ACMA), amongst
holding other academic and professional qualifications, Petros is also
accredited in two different methods of psychometric testing - that helps him
integrate an understanding of human behaviour in his teaching of professional
and bespoke executive courses in the areas of governance, risk, leadership and
ethics through CISI Accredited Training Providers. Petros is also a regular
speaker and panellist at public events on the same subjects.
Robert Hughes-Penney, Chartered FCSI, Investment Director, Rathbone Group Plc
Robert has served on the Board for three years and is seeking re-election. He
chairs the Investment Committee, sits on the Integrity & Ethics Committee
and is chair elect of the Audit & Risk Committee. He is a Chartered Wealth
Manager and is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute.
After graduating from University and Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, Robert
served as an Army Officer for four years before joining the City stockbrokers
Laurence Keen (acquired by Rathbones in 1995). Robert is an Investment
Director at Rathbones and has 30 years’ experience managing
risk-adjusted multi-asset portfolios for wealthy private clients, trusts,
pensions, and charities. Robert has had several senior leadership roles within
the business and spent 12 years on the Executive and Management Committees.
Robert is an Alderman of the City of London and Past Master of the Guild of
Investment Managers. He is also on the Board of the Impact Investing
Amyr Rocha Lima, CFP™ Chartered FCSI
Amyr Rocha Lima is a Certified Financial Planner who specialises in helping
successful business owners and senior professionals with their retirement
He is the Managing Director at Strategic Wealth Partners, a financial
planning and wealth management firm based in Kingston upon Thames.
Amyr is a frequent commentator on financial planning and wealth management
matters for both national and specialist media.
A graduate of the Bayes Business School (City, University of London), Amyr
is also the chair of the CISI Financial Planning Forum - working with over
6,670 members to champion the financial planning profession in the UK.
Originally from Brazil, Amyr has lived around the globe, spending his
childhood in Australia, and completing his education in the USA and the UK.
His summers were spent back on his family’s farm, where he got
involved with raising cattle and horses – even helping set up an
Amyr and his wife, Patricia, have two young children. Outside of the office,
Amyr enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He is a keen
traveller, has a passion for world cinema and can often be found in one of
London’s eclectic array of restaurants.
Catherine McGuinness CBE
Catherine is a financial services professional and elected member (Common
Councillor) of the City of London Corporation. She served as the City’s
Chair of Policy & Resources 2017 – 2022, leading on its work with
the financial and related professional services sector. As Policy Chair she
was deputy chair of The CityUK, and a member of the Professional &
Business Services Council (where she still co-chairs the International Trade
Group). Catherine has a long interest and involvement in education and
training. She is on the Council at City, University of London, has chaired the
City of London Corporation’s Education Board and the City of London
Academies Trust, and has been a board member of the Financial Services Skills
Commission. Catherine is currently leading a government-commissioned taskforce
aimed at boosting socio-economic diversity at senior levels in UK Financial
and Professional services.
She is a participant in a number of green finance initiatives, including the
Steering Committee of the UK Voluntary Carbon Markets Forum, the Distinguished
Advisory Group of the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market, and
is also a member of the Scottish Taskforce for Green and Sustainable Financial
Services. A solicitor by training, she practised in financial services law for
several years. Catherine studied PPE at St Anne’s College, Oxford.
Clair Mills, Chief Operating Officer, Prudential Regulation Authority
Clair Mills is the Chief Operating Officer for the Prudential Regulation
Authority (PRA), within the Bank of England, and is responsible for PRA
operations, which includes delivery of the PRA’s Operating Strategy,
Budget, Internal Communications and the Investment and Change Portfolio. Other
areas of responsibility include managing Data Innovation, RegTech and the
PRA’s preparation for Brexit across the organisation. Clair has over 20
years’ extensive financial services experience operating at board level
and leading successful strategic and transformational change in a number of
complex organisations, having started her career in the Building Society and
Retail Banking sector, before moving into Operational and Technological Change
Management and Consultancy. Clair joined the Financial Services Authority in
2011 to lead the Internal Twin Peaks programme to transition to the PRA and
FCA regulatory model, moving across to the Bank of England with the PRA. In
her current role, as well as providing the leadership, management and vision
necessary to support the business and to ensure that the proper operational
controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems are in
place, Clair is also responsible for driving a demand led data approach for
the PRA, this includes giving key note speeches both in the UK and
internationally on topics such as Regulatory Technology (RegTech) and how
regulators can take advantage of the advances in technology in the work we do.
Peter Moores Chief Executive Officer, UK, Raymond James Financial
Peter Moores currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer and is
responsible for overseeing all Raymond James’ businesses in the UK
including wealth management, capital markets and corporate finance. Peter
started his career with Chase Manhattan Bank in New York where he completed
both the Associate Development Programme and the Financial Analyst Programme.
Peter spent 10 years working at Chase Manhattan in New York, Frankfurt and
London initially as a Relationship Manager, Chase International Institutional
and then in Chase Asset Management & Mutual Funds as Vice President,
Regional Sales Director – Europe. Peter then joined DAB bank, in Munich,
Germany as Head of Group Development. Peter was seconded to DAB’s UK
subsidiary, SELFtrade UK, as Managing Director and Senior Country Officer. He
then joined Raymond James Investment Services in December 2004 as Managing
Director and became CEO in February 2005. Peter was appointed as Raymond James
Country Manager for the UK in July 2013, at which point he assumed
responsibility for its capital markets businesses in addition to wealth
management, and subsequently the Corporate Finance business when it opened in
the UK in September 2017. Peter chairs the Raymond James TCF Committee. In
addition, he is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities
and Investment, and a member of its Membership Committee. In addition, Peter
is a member of the Institute of Directors and a mentor to start-up businesses
in London Business School’s Summer Entrepreneurship Programme. Born in
Dublin, Ireland, Peter read Business Studies at Trinity College, Dublin and
was conferred with both a B.B.S (hons) and an M.A. degree. Peter has also
completed executive education programmes at Northwestern University’s
Kellogg School of Management, Stanford University’s Graduate School of
Business and the London Business School. For five years in a row, 2017-2021,
Peter Moores has been named one of the PAM 50 Most Influential. He is also an
ambassador for Co-operation Ireland’s Youth Leadership Programme that
seeks to identify and intervene with specific young people who are at risk.
Graham Nicoll, Chartered FCSI, Managing Director and Head of Midlands, Alantra
Graham Nicoll is Managing Director and Head of Midlands at Alantra, leading a
team of corporate finance professionals who advise ambitious mid-market
businesses on fundraising, acquisitions, and exits. He has over 20 years of
experience in investment banking, wealth management, and digital
transformation, collaborating with clients across various sectors and
Graham is enthusiastic about the development of advisors and industry
professionals which is one of the reasons he became an NED of the CISI. He is
a Chartered Fellow of the CISI and chairs the Examination Board.
Away from work Graham is married, with two boys, enjoys staying fit with
cycling and running and is often found standing on the touch line at weekends
watching his boys play rugby or football.
Claire Perryman CAIA Chartered MCSI, Managing Director, State Street Global
Claire is a Managing Director and the UK Head of Exchange Traded Funds at
State Street Global Advisors. She is responsible for the distribution of index
products to institutional investors, wealth managers, family offices and
Prior to joining State Street, she was a Managing Director at BlackRock where
she was UK Head of iShares Wealth Management and Retail Sales. She also served
as Co-Head of BlackRock’s Women’s Network for EMEA. She joined
iShares in 2008.
She spent the first nine years of her career at UBS – in Emerging
Markets institutional sales, and in business development within Wealth
Claire is a graduate in Money, Banking & Finance from the University of
Birmingham, holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation,
and is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities &
She is also non-executive director of the Chartered Institute for Securities
& Investment, also serving on their Investment Committee and the Editorial
Panel of their quarterly journal
Puranam Ravikumar FCSI(Hon), Director, Vastu Housing Finance Corporation Ltd.
Puranam Hayagreeva Ravikumar (P.H. Ravikumar) is the Chairperson of
CISI’s India Advisory Committee. He is a banker by profession, a
commerce graduate and an associate of Indian Institute of Bankers, Mumbai and
of Chartered Institute of Bankers, London. He is an Honorary Fellow of the
He is currently the Director and co-founder of Vastu Housing Finance
Corporation Ltd, an affordable mortgage lending entity in India. He was
Chairman of Board of Directors of Bharat Financial Inclusion Ltd, the largest
listed microfinance entity in India, which merged with Indusind Bank in July
2019. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of several listed and
unlisted entities spanning financial sector segments such as mutual funds and
Jane Valls, Advisor and External Associate, GCC Board Directors Institute
Jane Valls joined the GCC Board Directors Institute (GCC BDI), based in Dubai,
in January 2016 as Executive Director.
Jane has over 20 years of international experience in corporate governance and
working with boards of directors. She is an accredited Corporate Governance
trainer with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World
Bank Group, and is an accredited trainer with the Ethics Institute, as well as
being a Certified Ethics Officer.
From 2010 to 2015, Jane was the CEO of the Mauritius Institute of Directors
(MIOD), one of the leading Institutes in Africa. She was the first Chairperson
of the African Corporate Governance Network from 2013-2015, a network which
she helped to found, bringing together 17 Institutes of Directors from across
the African continent. She was also the Deputy Chair of the Global Network of
Director Institutes from 2021-2023.
Before joining the MIOD, Jane held senior positions and directorships in a
wide range of business sectors with leading companies including British
Airways, Air Mauritius, Sun International and The Rogers Group, amongst
others, as well as running her own management and training consultancy.
Jane holds a BA Hons in French and Italian from Birmingham University, UK. She
was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree by the University of Middlesex for
services to business, women’s empowerment and social justice and she was
decorated by the Republic of Mauritius as a Commander of the Order of the Star
and Key of the Indian Ocean (CSK) for services to corporate governance.