Sir Roger Gifford

Chairman

Advisory Board

Sir Roger Gifford is a senior banker with SEB, based in the City of London. Sir Roger was born in Scotland and educated at Sedbergh in Yorkshire, before going on to study chemistry at Trinity College, Oxford. He began his career in the financial sector at S.G. Warburg & Co before joining Enskilda Securities, then a subsidiary of SEB, in 1982. Prior to his appointment as Head of SEB London in 2000, Sir Roger headed the bank's operations for 6 years in Japan. He has worked in the primary debt and equity capital markets most of his career.

Sir Roger is Vice Chairman and a past Chairman of the Association of Foreign Banks in London, President of the Bank Workers Charity and the Chairman of the City of London 2016 Green Finance Initiative. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Multrees Investor Services, a fast-growing financial intermediary in the wealth management industry. Sir Roger's interests in music and the arts are reflected in his voluntary work as a trustee of several charitable foundations as well as a patron for the financial literacy charity MyBnk. He is chairman of the English Chamber Orchestra, Tenebrae Choir and the City Music Foundation and is a trustee of St Pauls Cathedral Foundation and the Barbican Centre Trust. He is a strong supporter of the City's contribution to the economic, cultural and social fabric of the UK.

Sir Roger was Lord Mayor of the City of London in 2013 and was knighted in the 2014 New Year Honours for services to international business, culture and the City.