Dr Kay Swinburne, Vice Chair of Financial Services for KPMG UK and former Vice Chair of the European Parliament’s influential Economics and Monetary Affairs Committee, took up the role of the new Chair of the International Regulatory Strategy Group (IRSG) on Wednesday 16 June 2021. The role was previously held by former City Minister Mark Hoban.
Dr Swinburne played a pivotal role in shaping EU and global financial services legislation in her role as an MEP, including setting up the EU supervisory bodies (ESAs, SSM, SRM), Capital Markets Union (EMIR, MiFID II, Prospectus, CCP Recovery & Resolution), and the broader Banking Union files.
Between 2011-2016 Kay was recognised as one of the most influential women in finance by Financial News. In 2012, Dr Swinburne received the Financial News’ Most Influential woman in Trading and Technology Award, in 2013 the Most Influential Woman in Market Infrastructure Award, and in 2018 received the IFLR’s Regulatory Reform Award for her career contribution to financial legislative reform. 2020 saw her return to the FN100 most influential women in Europe list and in 2021 she was shortlisted for the WIBF Awards for Achievement.