James, with his brother, has spent the last 11 years building their social-hearted business, COOK (www.cookfood.net). It now employs around 400 people and is rolling out nationally. Since 2004 he has been working with Panahpur, a pioneering foundation exploring the potential of a capital revolution where money can be invested for positive social outcomes.
Peter is a senior adviser to a leading information security firm with a special focus on Financial Services. He works with various firms and other to explore ownership and control opportunities in the European trading platform industry. He is also involved with various Fin-Tech initiatives. He contributes to the HMG Foresight Project. He maintains a strong conference and seminar presence and chairs a number of industry events. As CEO of Chi-X Europe Ltd, he led the company from 2005 until 2009 which coincided with its growth from an unknown platform to one of the top 5 platforms in Europe by volumes traded. Subsequently, as CEO of Equiduct, he restructured the business, and turned it into the fastest growing platform in Europe in 2012. Prior to these assignments he was COO at Instinet Europe Ltd, and Executive Director of FIX Protocol Ltd. He is a Non-Executive Director at the Social Stock Exchange, and was educated at the LSE and the University of Oxford. He us a Chartered Fellow of the Securities Institute.