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 securities sector. They meet six times a year to discuss all issues facing the Institute.

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 by the Board.

alan yarrow Alan Yarrow left Dresdner Kleinwort in December 2009, after 37 years with the group, latterly as Group Vice Chairman and Chairman of the UK Bank and was appointed Chairman of CISI earlier that same year.

In addition to being Chairman and Chartered Honorary Fellow of the CISI, Alan is Chairman of Turquoise Global Holdings Ltd and a Director of Institutional Protection Services Ltd, Garden Bridge Trading Ltd and Arbuthnot Banking Group. He is also Vice President of the Royal Mencap Society, Almoner of Christ’s Hospital and Independent Partnership Advisor to James Hambro Partnership.

Alan is an Alderman, Magistrate and HM Lieutenant of the City of London, a member of the Court of the Fishmongers Company, and a member of several other Livery Companies. He is a member of the Takeover Appeal Board, the Advisory Board of the Commonwealth Investment & Advisory Council, a Doctor of Science Honoris Causa of City University London, an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators, a Knight of Justice in the Order of St. John and in July 2015 was awarded the Order of the Aztec Eagle, Mexico. In January 2016, Alan received a Knighthood for services to international business, inclusion and the City of London.

Alan was formerly Lord Mayor of the City of London for the year 2014-15, Sheriff in 2011-12, Trustee of the Police Foundation, Deputy Chairman of the FSA Practitioner Panel, Chairman of LIBA (now AFME), Chairman of Complinet Ltd, a Director of Fixnetix Ltd, Chairman of Kleinwort Benson Group, Member of the Takeover Panel, the Council of the British Bankers Association and the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s High Level Stakeholder Group.
Alan Ramsay has spent the greater part of his career in financial services regulation. He was latterly a Senior Advisor to PricewaterhouseCoopers advising clients on a wide range of compliance and regulatory issues within their Banking & Capital Markets Practice. He was previously Global Head of Compliance for HSBC Bank Plc whom he joined from Bankers Trust International where he occupied a similar role. At an earlier stage in his career, Alan was Executive Director of Surveillance at the Securities and Futures Authority and also occupied senior positions at both The London Stock Exchange and The Securities Association.

A Chartered Accountant by training, Alan is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute, a member of its Integrity & Ethics Committee.and Chairman of the Audit Committee. He has served on the Board of the Futures & Options Association and is Visiting Professor in the Practice of Financial Regulation and Compliance at BPP Law School.

Fionnuala Carvill, Chartered FCSI FCIB FCIS is a Non-Executive Director of Investec Bank (Channel Islands) Limited and Princess Private Equity Holding Limited, an investment holding company listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. Previous positions held include Head of Private Wealth Management at Kleinwort Benson Guernsey, Commission Secretary and Head of Innovation at the Guernsey Financial Services Commission and Director of Rothschild Bank (CI). In 2009 Fionnuala spent five months in China as a volunteer with VSO where she was an Organisational Development Adviser.

Fionnuala is a Board Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment; a Past President, and committee member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, Guernsey Branch; a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment; a Fellow of the London Institute of Banking & Finance (Chartered Institute of Bankers); a Fellow of ICSA: The Governance Institute and a Chartered Governance Professional; an Ambassador for the Chartered Management Institute; a past Council Member of the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce; a director of The Guernsey Community Foundation; a member of the Institute of Directors; Past President of Women in Professions; a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers and was granted Freedom of the City of London in 2007.
Richard is an executive director of Standard Life Investments and CEO of Standard Life Wealth. He joined Standard Life in February 2007 with a brief to create and launch Standard Life Wealth. Richard oversaw the acquisition of Newton Private Clients in 2013, which positioned Standard Life Wealth as a major provider of discretionary fund management in the UK wealth management sector. Alongside heading up Standard life Wealth, Richard was a member of Standard Life UK Executive Board from 2010 to 2014 and subsequently became Managing Director of the Adviser and Investment business of Standard Life UK. He held responsibility for all Standard Life retail channel activity in the UK and Ireland and was also CEO of Standard Life Savings with responsibility for the Wrap platform and Fundzone businesses.

Immediately before joining Standard Life, Richard was CEO of Williams de Broe and prior to that, he was CEO of Lloyds TSB Private Banking, Lloyds TSB IFA and Lloyds TSB Stockbrokers. He is a Board Director and Chartered Fellow of the CISI and chairs its Integrity & Ethics Committee. He is also a member of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers, the Cornhill Club and a Trustee of the Shrewsbury School Foundation.
Debbie Clarke is Managing Director of New Clarke Ventures, providing corporate finance advice to private companies and their shareholders. She is a former Head of M&A at Moore Stephens and has over 20 years’ experience in both the public and private markets. Debbie started working with the CISI in 2005 helping the development of the Corporate Finance professional interest forum (PIF), which she then went on to chair from 2012-2016. She is still involved with this PIF today and is also a member of the joint ICAEW/CISI Diploma in Corporate Finance Examination Panel.
Danny is currently Advisor to the CEO of the Astana International Financial Centre Authority. He is working on the development of the Astana International Exchange which will offer a trading venue and post-trade solution in securities and later derivatives.

He was until recently the CEO of CME European Trade Repository and previously a Managing Director at ICAP in London where he ran an OTC Derivatives desk, focused on the Russian financial markets. He was a co-founder of the Financial Services Negotiation Forum and former member of the Bank of England's Money Market Liaison Group, was the 'front man' for LCH's RepoClear and established Bond and RepoClear in Sydney.

Danny is Chair of TCUK Eurasia Group and often attends the International Trade and Investment Group; he has worked twice in Moscow at Renaissance Capital and latterly ING Eurasia and is a Member of CISI’s International Committee. He has an MBA in Finance from Cass Business School, an Honours Degree in Economics from the University of Liverpool and has written five books the most recent of which is on Collateral.
Philippa began her career at Citibank NA before joining Bowater in their Corporate Treasury Department in 1979, leaving in 1988 as Group Treasurer. She was Group Finance Director at DG Gardner Group, a training organisation, prior to joining Thorn EMI in 1993 as Group Treasurer until 2000. In 2001 she was appointed Director of the Institute of Business Ethics. Philippa served on the Woolf Committee 2007/8 looking at ethical business practice in BAE Systems plc; and has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Centre for Corporate Reputation at the Saïd Business School at Oxford University and consequently as a Visiting Fellow of the University. Philippa is also on the Board of the Institute of Directors and of RAND Europe. In 2006 she was awarded the OBE for services to the Ministry of Defence where she was formerly a NED and Chair of the Defence Audit Committee. She is past President of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (1999-2000). In the 2014 New Years Honours she was awarded a CBE for services to Antarctic Heritage.
David is a member of the Board of Bournemouth University. He retired from J.P. Morgan in March, 2016 following a successful 28 year career where senior roles with global responsibilities included COO of a wide range of Global Custody Securities Services activities, becoming CEO of the Trustee and Fiduciary Services business in 2012. From 1980 to 1987 David worked with the Esso Petroleum Company, initially at their oil refinery near Southampton and then at their European Corporate Headquarters in London holding both Operations and Finance roles.

David is a Chartered Management Accountant and has a BA in Accountancy.
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 retail platforms.

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 Management.

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 & Investment.

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
Joanna was appointed HR Director of the Bank of England in January 2014, having spent most of her career at the Bank. After an Economics degree at Cambridge, Joanna studied for a PGCE and spent two years as a Maths teacher in Kent.

Previous roles at the Bank include Director of Regulatory Operations, Prudential Regulation Authority; Head of Customer Banking Division (which involved managing the Government accounts held at the Bank and the role of gold custodian); and Head of Monetary and Financial Statistics Division. Joanna also had a secondment to the Border Agency (2004-2007).

Joanna is a Fellow of the CIPD and is also a Trustee of Blind in Business, and a School Governor.
Mr Puranam Hayagreeva Ravikumar (P.H.Ravikumar) is the Chairperson of the CISI’s India Advisory Committee. He is a banker by profession, a commerce graduate and an associate of Indian Institute of Bankers, Mumbai and also of Chartered Institute of Bankers, London. He is an Honorary Fellow of the CISI. He is currently the Chairman of Vastu Housing Finance Corporation Ltd., an affordable mortgage lending entity in India and also of Bharat Financial Inclusion Ltd, the largest listed microfinance entity in India. 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 pensions.

Clive Shelton is Chairman of the Tax Incentivised Savings Association (TISA). He has served on a number of industry bodies, working groups and committees. Clive is Chairman of the CISI Examination Board and co-author of various books published by the Institute. He is also a non-executive Director of Unicorn Training Group a provider of learning management systems and content and a member of the Investment Management Association's Education & Training Committee.

After 14 years at the Bank of England he joined the M&G Group in 1987, becoming Chief Registrar in 1992, and following the acquisition of M&G by the Prudential PLC, an associate director in 2000 and Director of Compliance responsible for retail operations and third party administration in 2001. He joined International Financial Data Services (UK) Limited in February 2003 where he was responsible for overseeing Compliance, Risk Management, Business Continuity Planning and Financial Crime Prevention across their European and Asian operations until 2017.
After attaining a degree in Politics and Economics from The University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Nick started his professional career as a private client stockbroker with Wise Speke then in 1990 and after gaining the CISI Diploma, became a member of the London Stock Exchange. Nick developed his career by working for two international banks, Merrill Lynch and UBS before becoming Regional Director of Rathbones heading up its Newcastle upon Tyne office.

As well as his role on the CISI Board, Nick Chairs the Investment Sub Committee and is a Trustee of the CISI Educational Trust. Nick is Chairman of the Board at the Percy Hedley Foundation a Charity for disabled people based in the North East and is Trustee of both the Newcastle University Retirement Benefits Fund and the University's Development Trust.
Becky is Managing Director of Aurea Financial Planning Ltd based in Peterborough working with both individuals and companies creating long term Financial Plans. As a CFP licensee and Fellow of the Institute of Financial Planning, Becky is a strong believer in the six stage Financial Planning process and the need for cashflow planning. She has a strong drive to help provide Financial Planning to all clients, not just those of Aurea and was instrumental in the project to launch the Accredited Financial Planning firm in the UK and is also a regular speaker on Financial Planning subjects.

Becky is the current President of the Institute of Financial Planning. She has been the UK member of the International Council of the Financial Planning Standards Board since 2012 and was part of the Governance review of the organisation in 2014. She also chaired the launch of the Member Advisory Group which was formed as a result of the governance review.
Gary Teper holds a Bachelor of Law LLB (Hons) and an MSc in Financial Regulation.

Gary initially qualified as a solicitor in a London law firm before joining Charles Stanley in November 1998. In 2000, he was promoted to the position of Group Company Secretary and assumed a place on the Charles Stanley & Co Ltd operational Board of Directors in April 2005. Since 2012 Gary has been a Director of the parent company Charles Stanley Group PLC and today leads their Private Client Investment Management Division. He also has Board Responsibility for Legal, Human Resources and Training & Development functions. Gary has been a member of CISI since 1993.

Richard Wastcoat is currently a Non-Executive Director of First State Investments and Marstone Inc. He previously worked for Fidelity Investments from 1983-2008.

Richard Wastcoat joined Fidelity Investments in Dallas, Texas and relocated to London with Fidelity International in 1989. He worked on the development of Fidelity`s business in South East Asia while based in Hong Kong from 1989 to 1996. He returned to the UK and served as Chief Executive of Fidelity Investment Services with responsibility for the UK mutual fund business and subsequently Funds Network, Fidelity`s Platform business. In addition to his role in the UK he held other roles concurrently, including Fidelity`s businesses in Spain and the Nordic Region, the Middle East and Africa and launched Fidelity`s Asset Management Business in India. He retired from Fidelity in September 2008. Since that time he has done consulting work in Asia as well as his board roles.

Mr. Wastcoat was a member of the Board of the Investment Management Association and is a Trustee of Kensington Preparatory School part of the GDST. He is a graduate of Lehigh University in Bethlehem Pennsylvania.
An experienced market infrastructure professional, Martin is a Director at Ernst & Young LLP and has worked closely with Exchanges, CCPs and CSDs across EMEIA. He held senior management and operations positions at Euroclear UK & Ireland before transferring to work in Brussels for Euroclear SA/NV. Prior to this, he was a member of Executive Management and Division Head for Clearing at AtosEuronext in Paris, running all continental European technology for LCH.Clearnet SA.

Martin is a member of the CISI Membership Committee, founding Chairman of the European Regulation Interest Group and Deputy Chairman of the Financial Technology Forum. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, Fellow of the Institute of Directors and Fellow of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. He is also a Liveryman at the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists.
Andrew Westenberger was Finance Director of Brewin Dolphin Holdings PLC from January 2013 until April 2018. Previously he was Group Finance Director of Evolution Group PLC from 2009 until August 2011 and a Director of its principal subsidiary Williams de Broe Limited.

Andrew qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand, and from 2000 to 2008 held various senior finance roles in London and New York with Barclays Capital.