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Simon Hills, Director, Prudential Policy, UK Finance

Simon Hills is the Executive Director of the Prudential Capital and Risk Team at UK Finance. His team focuses on influencing the shape of the reforms to Basel 3 and implementation in the EU via the CRDV/CRR2 package as well as the international regulatory architecture more broadly as it develops in the wake of the global financial crisis. He is also leads UK Finance’s work on the  senior managers’ regime, which seeks to improve individual accountability and bank-wide governance.

He is also interested in crisis management, Recovery and Resolution Planning and different types of bank capital and funding instruments such as convertible capital instruments, covered bonds and securitisation structures.

His banking background is in fixed income sales, trading and origination and he also has experience of energy and aerospace project finance. He studied at London Business School and Imperial College and has also completed a Masters’ in Financial Services Regulation at Guildhall University. He has more recently passed the Institute of Directors’ diploma in company direction.

He is liveryman of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers and is a member of the European Banking Authority’s Banking Stakeholder Group.