Gavin Francis United Kingdom

Gavin Francis is the Group Chief Accounting Officer for HSBC Holdings PLC and is responsible for external financial and regulatory reporting. Gavin joined HSBC in 2012, having previously worked as Head of Policy of Barclays Plc, an Investment Banker at Salomon Smith Barney/Citibank in New York and London for over 15 years focussing on capital markets issuance and structured product design and origination to corporate clients, and as the Technical Director of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) with a focus on Financial Instrument Accounting and Fair Value Measurement. Gavin qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Arthur Andersen.