Top Influencers: 14 UK Group Chief Executive Officer’s To Follow in 2022

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Founder & Group Chief Executive Officer play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Founder & Group Chief Executive Officer role. We have selected these Founder & Group Chief Executive Officer’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Founder & Group Chief Executive Officer’s. The list is in no particular order!

Michael Spencer

Founder & Group Chief Executive Officer @ NEX Group

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Michael Spencer is Chairman of the Intercapital Private Group Ltd and a director of Bordeaux Index Ltd. Michael is the chairman of The Conservative Party Foundation Ltd and stepped down from his role as Treasurer of the Conservative Party in October 2010. Michael is 61. His interests include running, wine, art, politics and military history. He founded ICAP Charity Day in 1993 where for one day each year the Company’s global revenue, including broker commissions, were donated to charity. Over 24 years, the event raised nearly £135 million for 2,200 charities worldwide. Michael was named the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 and in April 2011, ICAP won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category. As Britain’s most coveted business prize, the Queen’s Awards recognise outstanding achievement by UK companies. The award is formally conferred by a Grant of Appointment and is symbolised through a presentation given by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenants as The Queen’s local representatives. This was the second time that ICAP received a Queen’s Award in this category, having been named a winner in 2005. Learn more about Michael Spencer on Crunchbase…

NEX is a technology-based services company that offers customers better ways to execute trades and manage risk. Read more aboutNEX Group on Crunchbase…

Matthew Crummack

Group Chief Executive Officer @

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Matthew Crummack is currently Chief Executive Officer of Holdings Limited, a financial services price comparison website, forming part of esure Group plc. Previously, Matthew Crummack served as CEO of, the online travel and leisure retailer, from 2011 until March 2015 when the business was acquired by Bravofly Rumbo Group (subsequently renamed Group). He served as Deputy CEO and Chief Integration Officer until December 2015, following which he served as a member of its Strategic Advisory Committee. In addition, Matthew Crummack was formerly a Senior Vice President of Lodging at Expedia in Europe and the US, has previously worked for Nestle UK, and spent eight years at Procter & Gamble in a variety of roles. Matthew Crummack is also a Director of his own UK-based company, Interventus Limited. Learn more about Matthew Crummack on Crunchbase… is a British financial services comparison website provides comparison details for vehicle, home and pet insurance. Read more on Crunchbase…

David O’Loan

Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer – Treasury and Investments @ Ahli United Bank

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Dominic Blakemore

Group Chief Executive Officer @ Compass Group

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Compass Group is a food and support services company that provides a wide range of innovative dining solutions. Read more aboutCompass Group on Crunchbase…

Andrew Ambrose

Group chief executive officer @ A-Gas

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Andrew Ambrose is the group chief executive officer of A-Gas. Learn more about Andrew Ambrose on Crunchbase…

World leader in the supply and lifecycle management of refrigerants, blowing agents, industrial gases, halon and fire suppressants. Read more aboutA-Gas on Crunchbase…

Doug Crawford

Group Chief Executive Officer @ Optionis Group

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Optionis group is a leading provider of support services to the contractors, freelancers, small businesses and staffing industry members. Read more aboutOptionis Group on Crunchbase…

Jozef Wallis

Group Chief Executive Officer @ Terraprima Group

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17 years of Digital Adtech, Business Development, Start-up and Executive Management experience. Learn more about Jozef Wallis on Crunchbase…

Terraprima Group specializes in design, development, marketing, and distribution of IoT solutions. Read more aboutTerraprima Group on Crunchbase…

Fabrice Chartier

Group Chief Executive Officer @ Simbec-Orion Group

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They offer specialist expertise in oncology, rare & orphan diseases, respiratory, dermatology and infectious vaccines & diseases. Read more aboutSimbec-Orion Group on Crunchbase…

Bill Winters

Group Chief Executive Officer @ Standard Chartered Bank

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Bill Winters was appointed to the Board of Standard Chartered PLC as Group Chief Executive on 10 June 2015, having joined the Group in May 2015. He is based in London. Bill has had a distinguished career in banking, having spent 26 years with JP Morgan in diverse leadership roles, becoming co-Chief Executive Officer of the investment bank in 2004 until he stepped down in 2009. Bill was the only career banker to be invited to be a committee member of the Independent Commission on Banking, established by the UK government in 2010 to recommend ways to improve competition and financial stability in banking. Subsequently, he served as advisor to the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards and was asked by the Court of the Bank of England to complete an independent review of the bank’s liquidity operations. Bill founded the hedge fund Renshaw Bay in 2011 where he was Chairman and CEO until he stepped down from the company on appointment to the Standard Chartered PLC Board. Bill was previously a non-executive director of Pension Insurance Corporation plc before stepping down in October 2015. He is an independent non-executive director of Novartis International AG. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Colgate University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Learn more about Bill Winters on Crunchbase…

Standard Chartered Bank is an international banking group. Read more aboutStandard Chartered Bank on Crunchbase…

Luis Zubialde

Group Chief Executive Officer @ Palletways

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Palletways is Europe’s largest provider of express palletised distribution services. Read more aboutPalletways on Crunchbase…

Andrea Orcel

Group Chief Executive Officer @ UniCredit

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Andrea Orcel was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of UniCredit on 15 April 2021. He started his career working in Fixed Income at Midland Montagu 1987. A year later he moved to Goldman Sachs and later in 1990 he joined The Boston Consulting Group. Andre Orcel spent the next ten years working at Merrill Lynch (then Bank of America) in various senior roles including Executive Chairman of the Investment Bank and President of Emerging Markets ex Asia (2009), President of International Global Banking, Securities & Wealth Management; Head of International Corporate and Investment Banking (2009), Head of Global Origination. His positions at the Bank included also President of EMEA Global Markets & Investment Banking and member of Merrill Lynch Management Committee (2007), Head of Origination and Co-President of Global Markets and Investment Banking for Europe, Middle East & Africa (2004), Head of Global Financial Institutions Group (2003), Co-Head of Financial Institutions Group for Europe, Middle East & Africa (1999). In 2012 Andrea Orcel joined another global Bank UBS as a Member of the Group Executive Board and then President, Investment Bank where he managed diverse businesses and geographies. His positions at the Bank included CEO, UBS Limited and UBS AG London Branch (2014); Member of the Board of UBS Americas Holding LLC, senior contact for US industry regulators and Senior Officer Outside of Australia and senior contact for Australia industry regulators (2016). In addition to his corporate career Andrea Orcel was also a Member of the Board of UBS Optimus Foundation, Senior Sponsor and Leader for Diversity and Talent Development in the Investment Bank and the UK. Learn more about Andrea Orcel on Crunchbase…

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Samuel Dennigan

Group Chief Executive Officer @ Strong Roots

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Tim Livesey

Director & Group Chief Executive Officer @ Oriole Resources

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Oriole Resources PLC is an AIM-listed exploration company, operating in Africa and Europe. Read more aboutOriole Resources on Crunchbase…

Eric Oakley

Group Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director @ Haynes Group

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Eric Oakley is Group Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Haynes. Learn more about Eric Oakley on Crunchbase…

Haynes Group Provides online sales of car manuals and automotive related sites. Read more aboutHaynes Group on Crunchbase…

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