WCIB Election Court news

The Election Court of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers met by Zoom on 6th July 2020 and made the following appointments.Master and Wardens for 2020/21 to take office on 7th October 2020 at the Installation Court MASTER ROBERT MERRETT SENIOR WARDEN JOHN BENNETT MBE MIDDLE WARDEN  JASON VAN PRAAGH JUNIOR WARDEN ANGELA KNIGHT CBE New/Re-elected...

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INTERVIEW WITH THE LORD MAYOR

The 692nd Lord Mayor of the City of London Alderman William Russell joins Karina Robinson, Master of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers, for a chat.The Lord Mayor is the Ambassador for the City of London – the UK’s financial and professional services - which is responsible for around 12% of the UK’s tax revenues.  In a world of geopolitical upheavals,...

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CYBER SECURITY: MASTER'S WEBINAR WITH ANDY BATES 29th JUNE 11:00 LONDON

Our next  webinar will take place on Monday 29th June at 11:00 am.  The webinar will be hosted on CISI's Zoom platform and will be shared with our friends in CISI and the Institute of Chartered Bankers.Click here to register, if you are not a member of CISI when you are asked for a membership number when registering write N/A:   https://bit.ly/2CpcXQJ Cyber risk is a...

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Here is advanced notice of three planned on-line webinars for WCIB members.  Full details will be circulated when they are ready.  DATE/TIME EVENT 29th June 11:00-12:00 Master interviewing Andy Bates, of the Global Cyber Alliance, a not for profit set up by the City of London Policy and the District Attorney’s office of NY. It now has many other partners, including a...

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Talk & Toast Dame Inga Beale and Antonio Simoes

The latest Talk & Toast power couple are Dame Inga Beale, former CEO of the Lloyds insurance market and now a NED, and Antonio Simoes, former head of Global Private Banking at HSBC who has just moved to become CEO of Europe for Santander. As part of the Master’s Open Door, Open City theme for her year, they discuss the future of the insurance & banking industry, the new type of leadership...

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Talk & Toast Episode 4: Nicole Sierra-Rolet and Xavier Rolet

Do listen to the latest in our WCIB series of "Talk & Toast Breakfasts" with power couples, highlighting the human side of the City. In this revealing interview the former CEO of the LSE and Senior Advisor to CQS Xavier Rolet KBE talks about China standing at a cross roads as it makes the decision on how develop its financial system; global governance; the economic impact of Covid-19 and...

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Mansion House Banquet 2020

350 WCIB members and their guests attended the Annual Banquet of the Company at The Mansion House on 26th February 2020 and heard a speech by Alison Rose, Chief Executive of the RBS Group.  Here is a montage of photos of the event created by Charles Marsden-Smedley from pictures taken by Andy Sillett http://www.sillettphotography.com/   

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Mansion House Scholars at the WCIB banquet on 26th February 2020

We were delighted to welcome students from the 2019/20 cohort of the Mansion House Scholarship Scheme to the WCIB Annual Banquet at Mansion House on 26th February 2020 together with Neill O'Connor, Secretary to the scheme and their mentors from the Company. Among the Mansion House scholars attending were Luis Villar (Brazil) , Murilo Nunes (Brazil), Aman Vashistra Mishra (India), Fredy Kyule...

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Alex Short wins 2019 WCIB Lombard Prize

Alex Short, Cass MBA candidate, pugilist, gourmand and the WCIB’s 2019 Lombard Prize Winner receives his award at the Mansion House Banquet.A compelling entry from Cass Business School’s Alex Short secured the Livery Company’s acclaimed Lombard Prize for the 10th time for the City based Business School.  Click here to read the Executive Summary of Alex's submission for the prize....

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Freedom Ceremony 28th January 2020

On 28th January 2020 nine new Freemen of the Company made their Declarations in front of the Master, Wardens and Court at Furniture Makers' Hall.  All nine became Freemen by Redemption following payment of their Freedom Fines.  Many congratulations to Bob Barclay, Frank Brown, Mohamed Daghem, Kalm Paul-Christian, Ritchie Robertson, Shamir Sanghrajka, Matthew Stevens, Rajiv Vyas and...

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Lunch with Sir Nicholas Soames 21st January 2020

Legendary MP and former Minister of State for the Armed Forces, Sir Nicholas Soames came to speak to the WCIB on 21st January in the impressive surrounding of Armourer’s Hall. A UK foreign policy based on sovereignty alone would fail, he noted, in a world where “instability is the defining condition.”   US disengagement from its former role as the world’s policeman and the rise of China...

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Cross - Mentoring evening 20th January 2020

Monday 21st January saw the Worshipful Company of International Bankers host its first cross-mentoring evening at ING Bank's London HQ; a brilliant event where younger members received career advice from older members whilst older members received advice from younger members on social media, working with younger generations and so on. Court Assistant Angela Knight and Freeman Max Asmelash...

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Talk & Toast 15th January 2020: Lady Elisabeth & Sir Robert Stheeman

On 15th January Talk & Toast WCIB members and their guests listened to power couple Sir Robert and Lady Stheeman discuss both their careers and personal lives. Revered honours and job titles aside, they provided immense comfort to anyone starting out in the City through their entertaining anecdotes and advice gleaned from their impressive careers. Did you know you could fail your maths O...

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The Master spends a night in the barracks with 306 Hospital Support Regiment 30 November 2019

Spending 24 hours with 306 Hospital Support Regiment in Staffordshire on Saturday was one of the most humbling experiences of my life. The soldiers and officers are all fulltime NHS Consultants and Specialist Nurses who give up great chunks of their precious free time as reservists. They have been to Afghanistan, Iraq, Sierra Leone in the Ebola crisis, and this summer on NATO exercises...

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WCIB Tour and Reception at The Old Bailey 2nd December 2019

The Master, WCIB members and their guests were given a fantastic welcome and fascinating tour of the Old Bailey (the Central Criminal Court) last night by Alderman & Sheriff Michael Mainelli. Stories of its architecture, it's people, it's history at the heart of our Justice System were at once both sobering and moving.Thanks to Alex Jones for the picture.

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