August 08, 2019


The U.S.-UK Business Council is pleased to announce that Clare Woodman, Morgan Stanley’s Head of EMEA and CEO of Morgan Stanley & Co International Plc, has become chair of the council.

Clare brings extensive experience in financial services, a key sector in both the U.S. and British economies, and is highly regarded among senior UK and EU officials. Her appointment will build on the council’s capacity to engage policymakers at a critical time.

Clare joined Morgan Stanley in 2002 and is a member of both its global operating and management committees. She was previously global Chief Operating Officer for Morgan Stanley’s Institutional Securities Group. Clare holds senior non-executive roles at the UK Finance Board, the Banking Standards Board and is a member of TheCityUK Advisory Council.

In taking on this leadership role, Clare said, “I am delighted to assume the chair of the U.S.-UK Business Council board of directors at this crucial moment. As the UK considers its future economic relationship with the EU, U.S., and other trading partners, the council has a vital role to play. I look forward to working with the board and all members to ensure that our interests are addressed effectively in the weeks and months ahead.”