Risk Management Consultant, Former International Banker for HSBC, Fundraiser for AFASIC
I am a former senior HSBC Group executive with over 37 years of experience working in all of HSBC’s principal subsidiaries and principal cities in South and North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. The focus of my responsibilities covered governance (including a member of the Board of HSBC’s principal subsidiary in the Middle East), the management of risk, finance, operations and information technology (IT).
Since completing my career with HSBC in 2013, I wrote and self-published a free EBook, entitled “Productive Human Endeavour”. The two part book covers a) the history of modelling economies with a focus on the modelling of GDP, and b) the assessment of the risks and rewards to society through the interaction of people, the natural resources, inventions and processes.
I also established my consulting company “Productive Human Endeavour Limited” with the brand “influencing the future”. I currently provide consulting services to Grant Thornton UK. Before that I consulted for UK Finance (formerly the British Bankers’ Association) coordinating the banking sectors’ response to the new rules and guidance issued by global, European and UK regulators.
The focus of my talk to schools is: “Have we learned the lessons of the global financial crisis?” helping A-level students with their Economics and Business Studies. In my talk I set out a) the reasons why the crisis occurred; b) the action taken by regulators, governments and banks with a particular focus on the UK; c) the arguments for and against the question and d) possible implications of Brexit. The talk concludes with a Q&A.
I am also a member of the Board of Trustees of AFASIC. This is the charity that helps Children and Young Adults (CYA) people (and their families) to deal with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), a disorder that results in them having difficulty to speak, communicate and understand language. To raise awareness of AFASIC I take on personal sponsored challenges such as a) in 2016 cycling Land’s End to John O’Groats, 9 consecutive days 965 miles in the Deloitte “Ride across Britain” and b) in 2019 Edinburgh to John O’Groats in 3 days.