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Christopher Box

Christopher Box
Partner, PwC

Christopher leads our financial services HR consulting practice for EMEA and is the Business Unit Leader for London Regions Tax (LRT). He is a Partner specialising in work on HR and people related aspects of process and organisation transformation, regulation and risk. He has a legal background, is CIPD qualified and has worked with global financial services organisations across banking & capital markets, retail banking and insurance.

Rupert Bull

Rupert Bull
Founder and CEO, The Disruption House

Twitter @rupert_bull

As a founder of The Disruption House (TDH) Rupert is deeply involved in today’s FinTech challenges, helping Financial Institutions accelerate their engagement with FinTechs via an independent benchmark of their corporate and technical capabilities. Rupert is a Senior Advisor to the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME), where he is helping to deliver the growth of the Technology and Operations Committee and its constituent Working Groups. He has 25 years of international Capital Markets experience and a wide-ranging network. He is a successful entrepreneur having co-founded, built, and sold Expand Research the Capital Market’s leading technology and operations benchmarking firm to The Boston Consulting Group.

Ashley Davis

Ashley Davis
Managing Director, UBS

Ashley holds a Master’s Degree in Intelligent Building Design & Operation, is a Chartered Engineer & Fellow member of the IET. Ashley has held senior IT management roles at JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Paribas Capital Markets & Morgan Stanley & led a boutique consultancy focusing on mission critical environments. Ashley joined UBS in 2012 and has responsibility for the IT infrastructure and strategy spanning UBS’ Data Centre's, and was responsible for the Technology design for the new London HQ at 5 Broadgate. Ashley has been intimately involved in Mission Critical Design programs spanning Data Centers and Corporate HQ buildings, and has operated in the US, Asia, & Europe.

David Harry

David Harry
Vice President, Change Lead in Data and Information Management, Corporate Services, Deutsche Bank

David is Change Lead in Data and Information management for Corporate Services at Deutsche Bank. He is responsible for the internal space Management system (Manhattan) in particular Data Integrity – the system manages all occupancy internal recharging and tracks 90,000 resources globally, generating over €1.3 billion per annum of space cost allocations.

He has also just qualified as a tour guide for the City of London - and is an equity card carrying close-up magician!

Matthew Marson

Matthew Marson
Connected Spaces Consultant, Accenture

Twitter @matthewmarson

Matthew is a Consultant in Accenture’s Connected Spaces practice in London. He is an architectural designer and incorporated engineer, named as the Institution of Mechanical Engineer’s Young Member Visionary 2016/2017. Matthew lead the design and implementation at Accenture’s The Dock to create a world leading Connected Building. He advises Fortune 500 clients on a range of issues linked to real estate.

Jeremy Myerson

Jeremy Myerson
Director, The WORKTECH Academy & Research Professor, Royal College of Art

Jeremy Myerson is an academic researcher, author and activist in people-centred design and innovation. He has joined Unwired to set up The WORKTECH Academy, a global knowledge network. He has published several influential books on workplace design and holds the Helen Hamlyn Chair of Design at the Royal College of Art, London. His most recent titles include Time & Motion (2013) and Life of Work (2014). A former journalist and editor on such titles as Design, Creative Review and World Architecture, he founded Design Week magazine in 1986 and later co-founded the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the RCA in 1999, which he directed for 16 years until September 2015. He has advised businesses and governments around the world and sits on the advisory boards of design institutes in Korea, Switzerland and Hong Kong. He was recently named by Wired magazine as one of Britain's 100 most influential people in digital technology.

Roberto Raffaeli

Roberto Raffaeli
International Sales Manager, Erich Keller AG – Switzerland

Roberto Raffaeli is an International Sales Manager at Erich Keller AG, Switzerland. As such, he is also responsible for business development, strategies and product launches in UK and US markets.

After having received his MBA in Cross Cultural Leadership from the Heriot Watt University, he dedicated many years in developing innovative learning and educational approaches – some of them based on OER and eLearning.

Roberto successfully introduced well-being at workplace concepts by applying research results in different international lifestyle and business environments. Together with a worldwide leading architecture company, he is researching how stress in a trading floor can be reduced by using progressive and modern workplace designs and consequently improve employees job satisfaction, well-being, retention and performance.

Philip Ross

Philip Ross
Futurologist & CEO, Cordless Group & UNWORK

Twitter @Pjnross

Philip is an author, consultant and commentator specialising in the future of work. He predicts the way that new trends and forces such as emerging technology will shape how we work, live, learn and enjoy leisure.

He has written a number of books on the future of cities, work and workplace including The Creative Office, The 21st Century Office and Space to Work (all co-authored with Jeremy Myerson). He has also contributed to a number of other books including the Corporate Fool and the Responsible Workplace.

Philip Treleaven

Philip Treleaven
Professor of Computing and Director of the Financial Computing Centre, University College London

Philip Treleaven is Director of the UK Centre for Financial Computing and Professor of Computing at UCL. Twenty years ago his research group development much of the early fraud detection technology and built the first insider dealing detection system for the London Stock Exchange. For the past 12 years Prof. Treleaven’s research group has developed algorithmic trading systems with many of the leading investment banks and funds, and for the past 4 years they have worked on HFT trading risk and systemic risk with the Bank of England and FCA. Current research includes the application of AI and blockchain technology to financial compliance and regulation.

Tim Yendell

Tim Yendell
Head of Workplace & Design, Royal Bank of Scotland

Tim is Head of Workplace & Design at RBS and leads ‘RBS Choice’, the bank’s workplace programme, and one of the central enablers for the transformation of RBS, driving workplace culture change through activity based working, financial & property portfolio performance and digital transformation.

He also leads the bank’s office design strategy, which includes all office design and development, research & innovation and strategic partnerships, to continue to develop and evolve the bank’s future workplace and was recently RBS design lead on the development partnership with Californian tech start-up accelerator & scale up company, RocketSpace for their recently opened London campus.

The early part of Tim’s career was spent working in architecture & interior design in Asia & Australia as well as in the UK and has held a number of senior roles in design, facilities & real estate management & capital projects delivery. Tim holds a BA (Hons) degree in Interior Design from the Edinburgh College of Art

Neil Rodel

Neil Rodel
Head of Infrastructure Technology and Business Services - EMEA, Macquarie Group

Neil joined Macquarie in 2006 leading Technology Infrastructure for our Commodities and Financial Markets (CFM) business, based in Sydney. In 2010 Neil transferred to Houston in support of CFM global expansion and the Constellation Energy Integration. In 2014 returned to the UK as Head Enterprise Technology for EMEA. Last year Neil took on the additional responsibility of leading the EMEA Business Services Division, including Corporate Real Estate, Business Resilience and Sourcing and Vendor Management. Neil is a member of the Balance Gender Equality Group Champions and the Macquarie Foundation Advisory Group. His Team won Macquarie Foundation’s Pro Bono Advisors of the Year 2015. Before joining Macquarie Neil worked at a number of other Investments Banks across the City.

Gautam Sachdev

Gautam Sachdev
Global Head of Monitoring & Surveillance, Macquarie Group

Based in London, Gautam Sachdev is the Global Head of Monitoring & Surveillance at Macquarie Group Limited. In his role, Gautam manages a team of ~50 individuals across various regional offices of Macquarie, responsible for managing day-day risk as it pertains to markets surveillance, eCommunications retention and monitoring, employee personal account dealing and control room surveillance. Prior to joining Macquarie in New York in 2014, Gautam was Global Head of Compliance Program Management at Citigroup in New York. From 2008 through 2013, Gautam worked in several risk management roles at HSBC Bank, New York and Sao Paulo, Brazil offices. Gautam holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from New York University.

Daniel Hawkins

Daniel Hawkins
Regional Account Director – EMEA, Corporate Operations Group, Business Services, Macquarie Group

Daniel has spent his career leading, delivering and developing commercial workplace operations and solutions, alongside being active in promoting the industry and building. He is a people oriented leader through and through. Currently Daniel is the Alliance Director for CBRE, responsible for the full delivery of Real Estate, Projects and Facilities Management services across EMEA for Macquarie Bank. For many years he has been actively involved in promoting young talent within the Facilities Management industry and he is now the Head of the YMF Industry network. Daniel specialities include Client Relationship Management, Leadership, TFM Management, Strategic Facilitation, Talent Development, Client Services and Business Development.

Previous speakers at Financial Workplace

  • Grant Baldwin, Division Director, Macquarie Bank
  • Dave Dunbar, General Manager, BT Flexible Working Services, BT
  • Ian Gould, Plantronics EMEA Product Lifecycle Manager, Plantronics
  • Jane Hamilton, European Head of Corporate Real Estate, HSBC
  • Mark Lambourne, Lead Collaboration Architect, Deutsche Bank
  • Karl Pedder, Head of Corporate Real Estate Services West, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Gordon Wakeling, Operations Director, Overbury
  • Simon Ward (Chair), Partner, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Alasdair White, Head of Corporate Real Estate EMEA, Macquarie Bank

If you are interested in speaking at Financial Workplace 2017 please contact


The Financial Work Executive Briefings will address industry focused trends in the financial workplace, covering aspects such as people, place, technology, innovation and strategy. The briefings cater to senior & executive property and workplaces professionals in the banking sector who are looking to learn about the future of the financial workplace and how they can drive innovation, productivity and efficiency in their organisation/business.

Financial Work provides a vehicle to build your business relationships with decision makers, develop senior contacts and enhance your credibility with key prospects by alignment with the event.

Please contact Nicole Barretto for more information on commercial partnerships.


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