The British Bankers’ Association (BBA) has appointed Anthony Browne as chief executive officer (CEO), succeeding Angela Knight who is stepping down to join Energy UK. Browne will take up his appointment on 1 September 2012.
Browne is currently head of government relations for Morgan Stanley for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He was previously Mayoral Policy Director for Economic Development for Boris Johnson, responsible for economic and business policy for London, and on the boards of the London Development Agency and the London Skills and Employment Board. He helped set up, and is on the board of theCityUK, the promotional body for UK financial services.
Browne was director of the think tank Policy Exchange and prior to that was a journalist for nearly 20 years for the Times, the Observer and the BBC.
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