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Mr Karl-Johan Persson

Karl-Johan Persson is the CEO and president of the fashion company H&M, which with over 90,000 employees, is one of the largest fashion companies in the world. He is a long standing patron of MyBnk. Before joining H&M, Karl-Johan Persson developed together with a friend his own successful company in London, European Networks, which he sold in 2007. He has a true entrepreneurial spirit and has been associated with MyBnk since its inception in 2006.

 

Roger Gifford

Roger is head of Enskilda Securities (Skandinaviska Enskilda Bank) and the former Lord Mayor of London.

Previously he headed the bank’s operations in Tokyo 1994 – 2000 and was Chairman of the Association of Foreign Banks 2007 – 2011.

He is also a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians (Master 2010-11) and trustee of the Bank Workers Charity.

Roger is interested in promoting the creative industries as the UK’s most important sector after financial services. Trustee of St Paul’s Cathedral Foundation, St Paul’s Cathedral Choir School Foundation and King Edward’s School Witley; chairman of the English Chamber Orchestra & Music Society and The Tenebrae Choir, among other arts involvements.

Michael Norton OBE

Michael Norton is the Honorary Director, Trustee of CIVA and a long standing patron of MyBnk. After starting a career in merchant banking, he changed course in order to pursue a career in the voluntary sector.

He has founded and been involved with numerous organisations including the Directory of Social Change, Changemakers, YouthBank UK and UnLtd. He is also the author of many word-changing books including 365 Ways to Change the World.


Noel Gordon

Noel Gordon formerly ran the global banking practice of Accenture and has spent most of his career in the banking industry. He has worked in Europe, Asia and North America for retail banks on improving their customer experience and implementing new technologies.

Noel is passionate about innovation in banking including the enormous potential that mobile offers the unbanked population, especially in rural economies. Noel is also a member of the Ashoka Support Network and works with several social enterprises as both a coach to the leaders and as an adviser.

He has been involved in financial education in various ways for the last 20 years and is proud to support MyBnk in making a lasting impact on the financial literacy of school children and young adults.