Chair

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.

Mark Hoban was appointed as the first Chairman of the Board of Directors for Flood Re in February 2015.  Mark plays a crucial role in providing strategic direction to Flood Re, and ensuring it can achieve its strategic objectives and manage its risks effectively.
 
Mark also serves on the Board of the London Stock Exchange Plc and is a senior adviser to Markit, a leading international financial information provider.
Mark was previously the Member of Parliament for Fareham and was first elected in 2001.  During his time in Parliament, he served as Minister for Employment from 2012 – 2013 and as the Financial Secretary to the Treasury from 2010 – 2012, where he was responsible for the Coalition Government’s financial services policy. 
 
Mark is a Chartered Accountant and worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and its predecessor firms between 1985 and 2001.  He studied Economics at the London School of Economics.  

Mark Hoban was appointed as the first Chairman of the Board of Directors for Flood Re in February 2015.  Mark plays a crucial role in providing strategic direction to Flood Re, and ensuring it can achieve its strategic objectives and manage its risks effectively. He also serves on the Board of the London Stock Exchange Plc and is a senior adviser to Markit, a leading international financial information provider.

Mark was previously the Member of Parliament for Fareham and was first elected in 2001.  During his time in Parliament, he served as Minister for Employment from 2012 – 2013 and as the Financial Secretary to the Treasury from 2010 – 2012, where he was responsible for the Coalition Government’s financial services policy. 

Mark is a Chartered Accountant and worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and its predecessor firms between 1985 and 2001.  He studied Economics at the London School of Economics.