Dame Clara Furse is Chairman of HSBC UK plc, the ring-fenced bank of HSBC Group. She is a Non-Executive Director of Vodafone Group plc and Amadeus IT Group SA. She is also Chairman of the UK Voluntary Carbon Markets Forum, a member of the Panel of Senior Advisors to Chatham House, and a member of Bocconi University’s International Advisory Council.
Dame Clara’s career has spanned a broad range of global financial markets, initially at UBS where she was a Managing Director and Global Head of Futures. During the 1990s she served as a Non-Executive Director, Committee Chairman and Deputy Chairman of LIFFE, the UK’s first financial futures exchange.
She became Chief Executive of the London Stock Exchange Group, a FTSE 100 company, in January 2001, retiring in May 2009. Dame Clara was an External Member of the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee, joining the new statutory body and macroprudential regulator in April 2013.
She has been a Non-Executive Director of Euroclear plc, LCH Clearnet Group Ltd, Fortis SA, Legal & General Group and Nomura Holdings Inc., and was the Lead Independent Director of the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions.
Dame Clara was also a member of the Shanghai International Financial Advisory Council (SIFAC) and in 2012 she chaired the Lead Expert Group of the UK Government’s Office for Science Foresight Project on the future of computer trading in financial markets.
Philippe Varin is the Chairman of Suez, a world’s leading environmental company dedicated to water and waste management, Chairman of France Industrie and Vice Chairman of the Conseil National de l’Industrie. He is also an Independent Director on the Boards of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Saint Joseph Paris Hospital.
David Jiménez-Blanco is Vice Chairman of Bolsas y Mercados Españoles, Chairman of the Madrid Stock Exchange and Chairman of Gawa Capital Partners SGEIC, SA. He is also an Independent Board Member of SIX Group AG (the owner and operator of the Swiss and Spanish Stock Exchange) and of Arima Real Estate SOCIMI SA, and a Member of the Board of Trustees at Fundacion Pablo Horstmann.
Dominique Reiniche serves as Chair Chr. Hansen Holding A/S, a global bioscience company that develops natural solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. She is also the Chair of the Board of Eurostar EIL and is a member of the Board of PayPal Luxembourg, Deliveroo plc, Mondi plc, as well as a Severn Trent plc.