About us


The IRSG Council sets the high level strategy for the IRSG and is chaired by Rachel Lomax

Membership of the Council seeks to reflect the international, cross-sectoral nature of the City of London.

Members are invited to participate in a personal capacity and comprise senior representatives from the broad range of financial and related professional services sectors. 

The following government departments and regulatory bodies sit as observers on the IRSG Council:

  • HM Treasury
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • Prudential Regulation Authority
  • Financial Conduct Authority
  • Financial Reporting Council

Membership of the IRSG Council

Rachel Lomax (Chair)

Mark Boleat (Deputy Chair)
City of London
Otto Thoresen ABI
Simon Lewis AFME
Elizabeth Corley Allianz Global Investors GmbH
Sam White Aviva
Anthony Browne  BBA
Wenjian Fang  Bank of China 
Kevin Ludwick Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
Bob Hoyt
Mark Hunt BDO
Joanna Cound Blackrock
Gerry Murphy Blackstone
Ludovic de Montille BNP Paribas (UK)
Bradley Gans Citi
Chris Bates Clifford Chance
Colin Grassie Deutsche Bank London
Tim Howell Euroclear
James Smethurst
Stephen Albrecht GE Capital
Martine Doyon Goldman Sachs
Charles Haswell HSBC
Duncan Wales ICAP Plc
Mark Garvin JP Morgan
Michael Kent Linklaters
Dominic Morris Lloyds Banking Group
Sean McGovern Lloyd’s of London
Alexander Justham London Stock Exchange
Craig Donaldson Metrobank
Susan Revell Morgan Stanley International
Andrew Gustaffson NASDAQ OMX
Sir Andrew Cahn Nomura
Gilly Lord PricewaterhouseCoopers
Donald Stewart Progility
Nathan Bostock RBS
Andrew Honey
Gavin Ralston Schroders
Jonathan Blake SJ Berwin
Ian Fisher Société Générale
Ian MacKenzie St James's Place
Richard Holmes Standard Chartered
Sir Gerry Grimstone Standard Life
Daniel Godfrey The Investment Association
Chris Cummings TheCityUK
Nick Collier Thomson Reuters
Mark Yallop
Dr Steve Perry Visa
Mary O'Conner Willis Limited


Victoria Saporta Bank of England
Bernadette Kelly BIS
Stephen Haddrill FRC
Barbara Woodward FCO
David Lawton FCA
Paul Sharma PRA
Charles Roxburgh
HM Treasury