Chair, UK Finance
Bob Wigley was appointed as Chair of UK Finance in March 2017. He spent his banking career with Morgan Grenfell and Merrill Lynch and was EMEA Chairman of Merrill Lynch between 2003 and 2009. Between 2006 and 2009 he was a member of the Court of the Bank of England. He is a member of the Takeover Panel and a past member of the FSA’s Senior Practitioners Panel and was the FSA’s nominated representative on the Council of European Securities Regulators Market Consultation Panel. He led a group of industry chairmen and chief executives to author a report on the competitiveness of London as a global financial centre “London, Winning in the Decade Ahead” and chaired the Green Investment Bank Commission. Since leaving banking, he has chaired and invested in a number of fintech companies. He was instrumental in the creation of TheCityUK and has been on its advisory board since its formation.
CEO, NorthPeak Advisory
Petra Dismorr is co-founder, CEO and manages the overall business of NorthPeak Advisory a boutique advisory partnering with asset managers, asset owners and corporates to advance their ESG practices and capabilities to create a lasting ESG approach.
Petra has 15 years’ experience of hedge fund sales and marketing from both the buyside and sellside. Most recently she ran EMEA business development for Bardin Hill. Prior to that she spent 7 years as a Director on Citigroup’s EMEA Capital Introduction team. There Petra assisted Citigroup’s hedge fund clients with their asset raising needs and global institutional investors with their allocation searches. Petra started her career on the buyside in business development roles at Lincoln Vale and Absolute Capital Management. Petra holds a Masters in International Economics from Lund University, Sweden, the ESG CFA and a Masterclass in Private Equity degree from LBS. Petra is a development board member of the Ashden Trust and an active supporter of Conservation International.
Lawyer & Family Office Advisor, WRM CapInvest
Arethusa is a lawyer who started her career at Freshfields, working in the Middle East and subsequently London.
For the past 12 years she has been an advisor and legal counsel to the Principals of a number of family offices.
Her expertise is in UK residency/ Non-domiciled tax and estate planning, however her roles have covered the broad spectrum of requirements of international individuals and families, including offshore wealth structuring, ensuring the right advisors are in place, acquiring and disposing of global private properties, security and litigation matters.
She is used to working with large and complex family dynamics.
Jon Luxford recently retired from the Metropolitan Police with over 20 years’ experience. With the last 7 years of service in the Met Police Cyber Crime Unit tackling high level cyber dependant offences affecting public and private sector within Greater London.
He was involved in several significant cyber-crime cases, successfully securing convictions against those responsible. His experience gained investigating a broad spectrum of cyber offences enables him to understand the most prevalent attack vectors. His law enforcement background and in particular his understanding of how cyber criminals behave and target potential victims enriches Remora’s approach to Cyber security. He brings calm and practical solutions developed from his first-hand experience and provides appropriate advice around Cyber threat prevention, detection, and Incident response. Jon was a member of several Financial Sector Cyber groups and has maintained relationships within that community and Law enforcement since his retirement.
Metropolitan Cyber Crime Unit is tasked with investigating cyber-enabled as well as analysis into significant and sustained cyberattacks. The Metropolitan Cyber Crime Unit also seek to challenge and mitigate fraud and cybercrime through the design and implementation of projects that seek to expand public understanding of criminal methodologies.
Jon has worked on many high-profile cyber incidents including data breaches, numerous Banking Email Compromises, unauthorised access cases and unauthorised access into telephone banking systems.