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    Mr Andrew Whittaker is a senior UK lawyer and non-executive director with wide-ranging understanding of the financial services and legal services markets and their regulation. He has significant executive experience of financial regulation and banking, and was involved as a non-executive in leadership of legal services market reform. He is currently an independent non-executive director of ICE Futures Europe, the UK investment exchange and chairs its Risk and Audit committee. He also performs the same roles for ICE Futures Abu Dhabi. He was Group General Counsel to Lloyds Banking Group from 2013 to 2015. Before that he was General Counsel to the Board of the Financial Services Authority from 2000 to 2015, and a member of its Executive Committee from 2002 to 2015. He was a non-executive director of the Legal Services Board from 2008 to 2014.
    Included in the Times "Top 100" lawyers for 2008 and 2009, he has spoken and written regularly on financial regulation, and was General Editor of Butterworths Financial Services: Law and Practice (1987-97) and Consultant Editor, Butterworths Financial Regulation Service (1997-2006). He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation.