Robert Wigley

Robert Wigley backs young entrepreneurs in cutting-edge technology businesses and chairs UK Finance. He spent a career in finance, rising to be EMEA chairman of Merrill Lynch and a member of the board of the Bank of England during the 2008 financial crisis. He has been chairman of the Green Investment Bank Commission and wrote the seminal report, “Winning in the Decade Ahead on the future of London as a Global Financial Centre,” for Boris Johnson when he was mayor of London. Wigley is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a companion of the Chartered Management Institute. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Queensland, a visiting fellow of Oxford University’s Said Business School and an honorary fellow of Cambridge University’s Judge Business School. He sits on the UK’s Economic Crime Strategic Board which is co-chaired by the chancellor and the home secretary. Wigley is an officer of the Order of St. John.


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