Past Speakers

BritishAmerican Business is privileged to have been joined by leading voices in the British-American business community, including CEOs of transatlantic corporations, and leading figures in both the American and British governments.

CEOs and Business Leaders

Jeremy Amias

Vice Chairman, Americas

Standard Chartered Bank

Shane Atchison



Anthony Baldwin



Ed Bastian


Delta Air Lines

Eileen Burbidge

Founding Partner, Passion Capital

HM Treasury’s Special Envoy for Fintech

William Butler-Adams


Brompton Bicycle

Keith Barr


InterContinental Hotels Group 

Torry Berntsen

Chief Executive Officer, Europe & Americas

Standard Chartered Bank 

David Boynton


The Body Shop 

Helen Brand OBE

Chief Executive


Giles English


Bremont Watches

Nick Bremont


Bremont Watches

Ursula Burns


Teneo Ltd

Ann Cairns

Former Executive Vice Chair


Congressman Dave Camp

Former member of the United States House of Representatives

David Craig

Former CEO, Refinitiv

Co-Chair TNFD

Michael Corbat

Former CEO


Ian Davis

Former Chairman



Lord Davies of Abersoch, CBE

Chairman, LetterOne

Partner and Chairman
Corsair Capital

Sir Richard Dearlove

Non-Executive Chairman, Ascot Underwriting Limited

Non-Executive Director, Ascot Group
Former Head, British Secret Intelligence Service

Carmine Di Sibio

Global Chairman and CEO


Sean Doyle

Chairman & CEO

British Airways

Bob Dudley

Former Group Chief Executive


Larry Fink

Chairman & CEO


Simon Freakley


Alix Partners


Douglas Flint

Former Group Chairman

HSBC Holdings plc

Martin Gilbert



Dan Glaser


Marsh McLennan

Peter Grauer

Chairman of the Board


Robin Hayes



António Horta-Osório

Former CEO

Lloyds Banking Group 


Dame Vivian Hunt

Senior Partner

McKinsey & Company

Husayn Kassai

CEO & Founder


John Keogh

President & COO

Chubb Group

Scott Kirby


United Airlines

Douglas L. Peterson

President & CEO

S&P Global


Richard Lesser

Global Chair

The Boston Consulting Group

Mark Makepeace

Former Group Director of Information Services, London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG)

Former Chief Executive, FTSE Russell

Anna Marrs

President of Global Commercial Services

American Express

Alan Murray



Brian Moynihan


Bank of America

John Neal



Ben Osborn

Regional President Hospital Business Unit - International Developed Markets


Mark Read



Karen Reddington


FedEx Express Europe

Stephen Schwarzman

Chairman & CEO

Blackstone Group

Kevin Sneader

Former Global Managing Partner

McKinsey & Company

Sir Martin Sorrell

Executive Chairman

S4 Capital

Jes Staley

Former Group Chief Executive Officer


Steve Swartz

President & CEO


Paul Taylor

President & CEO

Fitch Group

Bill Thomas

Global Chairman and CEO


Mark Tucker

Group Chairman

HSBC Holdings plc

Shai Weiss


Virgin Atlantic

Nick Wheeler


Charles Tyrwhitt

Nigel Wilson

Former CEO

Legal & General

Bill Winters

Group Chief Executive

Standard Chartered

Peter Zaffino

Chairman & CEO


Politicians and Government Officials

The Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP

Member of Parliament for Leeds Central

Former Shadow Foreign Secretary

Congressman Joseph Crowley

New York, Senior Policy Advisor

Squire Patton Boggs

Dame Sally Davies

Former Chief Medical Officer & UK Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

Bill Esterson MP

Former Shadow Business Secretary

Alderman Peter Estlin

Former Lord Mayor

City of London

Baroness Rona Fairhead

Former Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion

Department for International Trade

Kevin Foster MP

Former Minister of State for Immigration

The Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP

Former Secretary of State for International Trade & MP for North Somerset

Ambassador Anthony Gardner

Senior Advisor


The Rt Hon John Glen MP

Chief Secretary to the UK Treasury

The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP

Former Secretary of State for Transport

Lord (Gerry) Grimstone of Boscobel Kt

Former Minister for Investment, Department for International Trade, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Lord William Hague

Member of Parliament

Former Leader of the Conservative Party 

The Rt Hon Greg Hands MP

Minister of State

UK Department for International Trade

Baron (Michael) Howard of Lympne CH, PC, QC

Former Leader of the Conservative Party

Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson IV

Former US Ambassador to the UK & Chairman, The New York Jets

Kunal Khatri

Deputy Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for the USA

UK Government 

Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis

European Union Ambassador to the United States

Ambassador Robert Lighthizer

Former the United States Trade Representative

Sir Mark Lyall Grant

The Prime Minister's National Security Advisor

Brent McIntosh

Former Under Secretary for International Affairs & General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Citi

The Rt Hon Wendy Morton MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for European Neighbourhood and the Americas)

Suyash G. Paliwal

Director of the Office of International Affairs (OIA) U.S. Commodity Future Trading Commission

Antony Phillipson

Former British Consul General in New York Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for North America

UK Government 

Dame Karen Pierce

United Kingdom Ambassador to the United States

Mike Pompeo

Member of Parliament Former Leader of the Conservative Party

The Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP

Deputy Prime Minister, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

Dr Catherine Raines

Former Director-General of International Trade & Investment

Department for International Trade 

Antonia Romeo

Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Justice

Wilbur Ross

Former Secretary of Commerce, United States

William Russell

Former Lord Mayor

Congressman Bill Shuster

Senior Policy Advisor

Squire Patton Boggs

Sir Nicholas Soames

Member of Parliament

Graham Stuart MP

Minister of State in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss, MP

Secretary of State for International Trade and Minister for Women and Equalities

Tom Tugendhat MP

Minister of State (Minister for Security)

Emma Wade-Smith OBE

Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner (HMTC) for North America and HM Consul General New York

Sir Peter Westmacott

Former British Ambassador to the United States, France and Turkey

The Rt Hon John Whittingdale OBE MP

Minister of State (Minister for Media and Data)

Dame Barbara Woodward

Permanent Representative of the UK to the UN

Journalists & Media

Gerry Baker

Editor at Large

The Wall Street Journal

Stephanie Flanders

Former Economics Editor, BBC & Chief Market Strategist for the UK and Europe, JP Morgan Asset Management

Roula Khalaf


Financial Times

Gillian Tett


Financial Times


Dr. Matthew Agarwala

Bennett Institute for Public Policy

Professor Diane Coyle CBE FAcSS

The Bennett Professor, Bennett Institute for Public Policy

Former Advisor, UK Treasury 

Dr. Anne-Laure Fayard

Associate Professor of Management, Department of Technology Management and Innovation
NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering; and Affiliate Faculty, Department of Management and Organizations, NYU Stern Business School

François Ortalo-Magné


London Business School