Christopher Woolard

Director of Strategy and Competition, UK Financial Conduct Authority

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BIOGRAPHY

Christopher Woolard is Director of Strategy and Competition, and an Executive Board Member at the Financial Conduct Authority.

He is responsible for policy, strategy, competition, consumer issues, the Chief Economist's department, communications, data and market intelligence. He is chair of the FCA's Policy Steering Committee and a non-executive board member of the Payment Systems Regulator.

Christopher joined the FCA in January 2013 as director of policy, risk and research.

Prior to this Christopher was Group Director and Content Board member at Ofcom. He has spent most of his career in regulation or policy development including working at the BBC and as a senior civil servant at the Department of Trade and Industry.

Christopher is a Sloan Fellow of London Business School.

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Meet Our Speakers

This year the Santander International Banking Conference is bringing together representatives from the most relevant public and private institutions who will take part in different keynotes, conversations and panels throughout the day.

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Ana Botín
Executive Chairman, Banco Santander
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José Antonio
Álvarez
Chief Executive Officer, Banco Santander
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Markus Kerber
Director General and Member of the Presidential Board, Federation of German Industries (BDI)
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Andreas Dombret
Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Bundesbank
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Martin Hellwig
Director, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
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John Berrigan
Deputy Director-General, European Commission, DG for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
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Mauro Grande
Board Member and Director Strategy and Policy Coordination, Single Resolution Board
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Verena Ross
Executive Director, European Securities and Markets Authority
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Robert Frohwein
Chief Executive Officer, Kabbage
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Luis María Linde
Governor , Bank of Spain
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Frank D`Souza
Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors, Cognizant; Member of the Board of Directors, General Electric; Member, Santander International Advisory Board
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Eileen Burbidge
FinTech Envoy, HM Treasury
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Liliana
Rojas-Suárez
Senior Fellow , Center for Global Development
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Christopher
Woolard
Director of Strategy and Competition, UK Financial Conduct Authority
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Robin Niblett
Director, Chatham House
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Burkhard Balz
Member of the Committee for Economic & Monetary Affairs, European Parliament
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Giuseppe Siani
Deputy Director General of Microprudential Supervision IV, ECB Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM)
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Shriti Vadera
Chairman, Banco Santander UK
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Jose María Roldán
Chairman, AEB
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Silvia Marques
Director of Regulation, Central Bank of Brazil
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Luis de Guindos
Minister of Economic Affairs, Industry and Competitiveness, Government of Spain