Nick Collier appointed as new Managing Director of City Office in Brussels

The City of London Corporation has further strengthened its office in Brussels with the appointment of a new Managing Director.

Nick Collier, who is currently Global Head of Government Relations at Refinitiv, will take on the newly-created Brussels post in early March. He has previously worked at a range of organisations in the financial services sector, including the Bank of England and, until recently, served as Chair of TheCityUK’s Public Affairs Group as well as Deputy Chair of the International Regulatory Strategy Group.

Catherine McGuinness, Policy Chair at the City of London Corporation, said: “This is a critical time for the UK financial and professional services sector so I’m delighted that Nick has accepted this Managing Director role at our Brussels office. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise that will play an important role in shaping the industry’s European engagement both before and after Brexit.

“It is in the interests of Europe as a whole that we continue to work together constructively to ensure the sector can support jobs, investment and prosperity across the continent.”

Nick Collier said: “As the UK prepares to leave the European Union, it is as important as ever that the City’s voice is heard in Brussels and that we equally listen to the views of our counterparts across the continent.

“I look forward to working with my new colleagues and with our stakeholders in the financial and professional services sector across the City as we seek to build a new, mutually beneficial relationship between the UK and the EU.”

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