A US-qualified lawyer, Kathleen Nealon has been living in London for over 20 years. A graduate of Georgetown Law Center in Washington DC, she maintained a New York-based financial services practice before joining Standard Chartered Bank as Group Head of Legal and Compliance. Based in London, Kate managed these functions globally until stepping down in 2004. She was subsequently an independent director of three FTSE 100 companies, including a large UK bank and an international telecommunications company. She served as a Senior Associate of the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge and on the Advisory Board of the Institute of Business Ethics in London. She has held positions on arm’s length bodies of the NHS and is an ambassador for Wellbeing of Women, a women’s health charity.