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Announcement from AFB regarding new CEO

Following the retirement of Dr. Catherine Raines as Chief Executive of AFB, we are pleased to announce the appointment of a new CEO – Giles French.  Giles will join AFB on 01 September 2022.

Giles is currently the External Affairs Director in the Innovation & Growth Department at the City of London Corporation, the team that supports and promotes UK based financial and professional services.

AFB Chair Bill Smith commented:

“We are thrilled to welcome Giles to AFB.  Giles is a well-known and respected figure in the City of London.  Giles has the right mix of experience, skills and connections needed to lead AFB in what is an important time for the development of Financial Services in the UK.  As the External Affairs Director at City of London Corporation, he will bring a wealth of ideas and energy to continue our work supporting foreign banks in the UK”.

Giles French commented:

“It is an honour to be appointed to lead AFB.  I am looking forward to joining the team in September and ensuring AFB goes from strength to strength supporting its membership and advocating on their behalf”.

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