Join us on Tuesday 11 May 2021 when Ron Kalifa OBE will discuss with Miles Geffin, Legal Director at Mishcon de Reya, the high level themes identified in The Kalifa Review of UK FinTech, the Government's response to the Review and the recommendations contained in Mishcon de Reya's report 'A blueprint for an entrepreneurial technology driven economy'.
In July 2020, Ron was appointed by the UK Government to lead an independent FinTech Strategic Review. The Kalifa Review was published on 26 February 2021. The review highlights the opportunity for the UK to create highly skilled tech jobs, boosting trade and extending the UK's competitive edge over other leading FinTech hubs. The review sets out a series of proposals for how the UK can build on its existing strengths to create a framework for tech innovation, including:
- ameliorating the talent deficit;
- creating a tech-sympathetic regulatory environment; and
- turbocharging public sector and institutional and private individual tech funding.
Ron was CEO of Worldpay Group Plc from 2002 to 2013 and then continued as Vice Chairman until 2020. He is the Chairman for both Network International and for FutureLearn, an EdTech platform. He is a Non-Executive Director for Transport for London and the Court of Directors to the Bank of England. He joined the England & Wales Cricket Board as a Non-Executive Director in November 2020 and sits on The Hundred Board. He is also a member of the Council of Imperial College London.