Chris McHugh

Chris is the Director of the Centre for Sustainable Finance at The London Institute of Banking and Finance and also part of the faculty. He is a visiting lecturer at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University and a PhD researcher at the University of Southampton focusing on development finance. He has over 20 years’ experience in financial markets. As a Managing Director at HSBC for 14 years he ran derivative trading and structuring teams responsible for risk management. Prior to that he worked in Markets at Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank, and at Merrill Lynch in Investment Banking. Chris graduated from King’s College, Cambridge, with a degree in Engineering and has an MBA from London Business School.

His presentation can be viewed here.


James Hutt

James was at BMS from 2005-2012. In the time since he has worked in Finance, in Sales and Trading at JP Morgan, and studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge and Tech Policy and Culture at Harvard. James has worked with various educational charities and ran the debating society, the Cambridge Union between graduation and starting work. James left banking in 2019 and during the past year worked with Envesterly, a crowdfunding start up for socially responsible businesses, as well as studying in France and the US. 

His presentation can be viewed here

Steve Rice

Steve is a seasoned board member and Chief Operating Officer (COO) with asset management and investment banking experience. In his last role Steve was a board member and COO UK and International at VTB Capital. Prior to this Steve spent nearly 10 years as a Partner and Chief Financial/Operating Officer at two different hedge funds. During the 1990’s Steve was a Managing Director and the Business Manager for Bankers Trust’s Emerging Market business. Steve started his career in financial services as a Systems Analyst in JP Morgan’s IT function. He has a BSc in Geology (London), an MSc in Information Technology (Loughborough), an Executive MBA  Cranfield) and in 2016 completed the Advanced Strategic Management course at IMD in Lausanne.

His presentation can be viewed here.

Neil Eastwood

Neil is currently CIO of Wella, the hair care company and has over 35 years experience in senior Information Technology operations management and outsourcing management roles, managing departments of up to 500 people and budgets of over £100m. He was a Partner at PwC where he led the IT Mergers and Acquisitions team and worked on the sale of over 100 companies. Prior to that, Neil was an IT Director for Hays plc (FTSE 100) managing IT for the company in the UK and abroad. He has also worked with many other companies included Vauxhall Motors, Rolls-Royce Aerospace as well Legoland, Cadbury Schweppes and Boots the Chemist.

His presentations can be viewed here:

FTSE/Blue-chip companies
How to get a job with FTSE 100 companies
Mergers and acquisitions

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