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Interview with Howard Davies

Howard Davies

Phoenix Group
Former Chairman of the UK Financial Services Authority
Former Deputy Governor, Bank of England



Howard Davies was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company on 1 October 2012. Howard  is the Chair of the British Government's Airport Policy Review. He also is a Professor of Practice at the French School of Political Science in Paris (Sciences Po). He was previously a Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science from 2003 until May 2011. Prior to this appointment he was chairman of the UK Financial Services Authority from 1997 to 2003.

From 1995 to 1997 he was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, after three years as the Director General of the Confederation of British Industry. Earlier in his career he worked in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Treasury, McKinsey and Co, and as Controller of the Audit Commission.

He has been an independent Director of Morgan Stanley Inc. since 2004, and chairs the Risk Committee. He also chairs the Risk Committee at Prudential plc, whose board he joined in 2010. He is a member of the Regulatory and Compliance Advisory Board of Millennium Management LLC, a New York-based hedge fund. He has also been a member of the International Advisory Council of the China Banking Regulatory Commission since 2003 and, from 2012, is Chairman of the International Advisory Council of the China Securities Regulatory Commission.  He is Chairman of the Board Nomination Committee.