Dr Kay Swinburne

Vice Chair of Financial Services, KPMG in the UK

Kay served as Vice Chair of the European Parliament’s influential Economics and Monetary Affairs Committee, playing a pivotal role in shaping EU and global financial services legislation, including setting up the EU supervisory bodies (ESAs, SSM, SRM), capital markets union (EMIR, MiFID II, Prospectus, CCP Recovery & Resolution), and the broader banking union files. This, alongside her role in both MIFID II and EMIR, saw her recognised in 2016 as one of the most influential women in finance by Financial News. In 2013, Dr Swinburne was declared Winner of Financial News’ Women in Market Infrastructure Award, and in 2018 received the IFLR’s Regulatory Reform Award for her career contribution to financial legislative reform.