The Foundation Board

Mr Michael Kirkwood

Mr Michael Kirkwood

VP & Former Appeal President

Michael J. Kirkwood, CMG, FCIB, is Chairman of corporate advisory firm ONDRA Partners LLP, a Non-Executive Director of UK Financial Investments Ltd, Chairman of Circle Holdings plc and Senior Advisor to Eros International plc.

Michael was latterly Citigroup’s UK Senior Officer and Chairman of Corporate Banking until he retired from the bank in 2008 to take up his current portfolio of senior appointments. During his 31 year career with Citicorp, he held senior management positions in New York, Switzerland, Scandinavia and the UK. Prior to joining Citicorp, Michael held senior roles in industry and banking in Asia and the UK.

Michael served as Non-Executive Director of Kidde plc from the time of its demerger from Williams Group in 2001 until its acquisition by United Technologies in 2005. He also chaired the Board Audit Committee. He also served as Deputy Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers advisory board from 2008-2011 and as Chairman of British American Business from its founding in 2000 until 2003.

Michael was Vice Chairman of the British Bankers Association and chaired the Audit & Remuneration Committee, he sat on the CBI’s Financial Services Council, was Master of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers in 2006 and is a Fellow and former President of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

Michael was the Annual Foundation Appeal President for the Reed's Foundation from 2015 - 2016.

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