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Peter Batey

Partner Vermilion & Partners

Peter Batey co-founded Vermilion Partners and is its Chairman. He has advised foreign companies on the development of their businesses in China since 1986. He graduated from Oxford University and soon after became political private secretary to Sir Edward Heath, the former British Prime Minister who restored diplomatic relations with China.

Matthew Cadbury

Lecturer of Economics, University of Hertfordshire

Matthew Cadbury is an economist, with a particular focus on international trade, and lectures at The University of Hertfordshire. Previously he worked in international business and has a degree in engineering.

Michael Cole-Fontayn

Chairman Association of Financial Markets for Europe (ex-Chairman EMEA BNY Mellon)

Michael Cole-Fontayn is Chairman of the Association for Financial Markets in Europe, having previously been Chairman, Europe, Middle East & Africa for BNY Mellon. He is also Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI), a member and co-chair of the Wholesale Banking Group of the European Financial Services Chairman’s Advisory Council, a member of the Advisory Council and the Financial Services Skills Taskforce of TheCityUK, and member of FICC Markets Standards Board Advisory Council. He is also a member of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum Advisory Board and a Board and Executive Committee Member of the Global Financial Markets Association.

James Collis

Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

James Collis is a specialist banking and finance lawyer at Squire Patton Boggs with extensive experience in investments and is based in London.  He also has particular expertise in cross-border leveraged finance and restructuring transactions. He was the Managing Partner for Ashurst LLP. He worked for some years in Paris.

Amanda Mellor

Company Secretary, Standard Chartered

Amanda Mellor is Group Secretary of Standard Chartered Bank PLC. Prior to that, she held posts as Head of Group Governance at M&S and head of Investor Relations at M&S. She is also a visiting professor of the Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre at the University of Leeds.

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