Philip Cowley Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London Philip Cowley Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London
Having previously worked at the University of Nottingham and the University of Hull, Philip Cowley joined Queen Mary in early 2016.
He has been co-convenor of the PSA’s Elections, Public Opinion and Parties specialist group and was one of the editors of Parliamentary Affairs. He has won various prizes from the Political Studies Association for his research, including their Richard Rose Prize for the best young scholar working on British politics and the Political Communication prize. In 2003, he received the PSA’s W.J.M. Mackenzie prize for his book Revolts and Rebellions, and, along with Mark Stuart, he won the PSA’s Innovation in Teaching award in 2013 for the teaching of parliament. He is Director of the Mile End Institute. His most recent books include Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box and More Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box (both co-edited with Robert Ford) and studies of the last three British general elections, of which the latest is The British General Election of 2017 (co-written with Dennis Kavanagh). His media work has included articles for the most major British newspapers and magazines, and he has appeared on various BBC radio and television programs. Alicia García Herrero Chief Economist, Asia Pacific at Natixis Alicia García Herrero Chief Economist, Asia Pacific at Natixis
In previous years Alicia García Herrero held the following positions: Chief Economist for Emerging Markets at Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), Member of the Asian Research Program at the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), Head of the International Economy Division of the Bank of Spain, Member of the Counsel to the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB), Head of Emerging Economies at the Research Department of Banco Santander and Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Alicia has always combined his career in the private and public sectors with a commitment to applied research and teaching. Alicia serves as a non-resident Senior Fellow in several think tanks, in particular BRUEGEL in Brussels, Emerging Market Institute at Johnson Graduate School of Management (Cornell) and at Real Instituto El Cano in Madrid. She is also adjunct professor at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and visiting faculty at China-Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai. Alicia is also a member of the Council of Advisor of the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research (HKIMR). Alicia holds a PhD in Economics from George Washington University and has published extensively in refereed journals and books. Alicia is also very active with international media (Bloomberg, CNBC, Reuters, Financial Times and Wall Street Journal among others). Mark Austen is the Chief Executive Officer of ASIFMA. Since joining ASIFMA in 2012, he has led the expansion of the association to encompass Equities, Compliance, Post-Trade and Asset Management in addition to its original division for Fixed Income, and its membership has grown to over 80 firms. Mark’s key objectives at ASIFMA are to expand its product divisions, continue to build a broad membership base and further strengthen its ability to act as a collective voice for the industry. Mark was formerly with the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) as Chief Operating Officer. He joined AFME (then called The Bond Market Association or TBMA) in 2005 to head up the European Primary Dealers Association (EPDA), which addressed issues of specific interest to government bond markets. He is an active member of the board of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA) where he represents the Asian perspective on global regulatory issues. Mark holds an LL.M. from the London School of Economics and an LL.B. from Osgoode Law School in Toronto. Barrett Bingley (Moderator) Director, Integrated Sales - North Asia of The Economist Group Barrett Bingley (Moderator) Director, Integrated Sales - North Asia of The Economist Group
Barrett Bingley is the Director for Integrated Sales for North Asia at The Economist Group, responsible for creating integrated content solutions for governments, corporations and foundations. He has led this practice for the Group for 4 years, working with organizations as diverse as Telstra, HSBC, the Chen Yidan Foundation and the Hong Kong SAR government. Before moving to Hong Kong Barrett was the Senior Policy Advisor to the Foreign and Trade Minister's of Canada from 2006-2008 with a focus on Asia relations.
Barrett is the Chair of the AmCham Hong Kong Trade and Investment Committee. He is a graduate of the INSEAD Transition to General Management Program and is a Commonwealth Scholar with a Master's Degree in International Relations from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.