Dr Kay Swinburne
Vice Chair, KPMG
Dr Kay Swinburne is the Vice Chair of KPMG UK’s Financial Services practice, Chair of KPMG’s EMA Risk & Regulatory Insight Centre, and Co-lead of KPMG’s Global Sustainable Finance Service, leading C-suite engagement for FS clients and advising KPMG’s UK, EMA and global FS leadership. She’s an active voice in the market and leads special projects on ESG, EU/UK political issues and financial regulation – including Fintech, UK competitiveness and market infrastructure (MiFID).
Kay is the Chair of the International Regulatory Strategy Group (IRSG) leading one of the most influential regulatory and strategy cross-sectional groups in Europe which is co-sponsored by TheCityUK and the City of London Corporation. She is also a board member TheCityUK.
Prior to joining KPMG, Kay was a Member of European Parliament (2009-2019), serving as Vice Chair of the Economics and Monetary Affairs Committee. This role saw her shape EU and global financial services legislation, including setting up the EU supervisory bodies (ESAs, SSM, SRM), capital markets union (EMIR, MiFID II, Prospectus, CCP Recovery & Resolution), and the broader banking union files.