Gary Wright, Director and Co-Founder
Gary is joint managing director and co-founder of BAT. He has been in the finance industry since 1969, holding senior positions within several major financial institutions. He was involved in many industry committees including setting the CISI Operations Management exam papers and has been a guest lecturer at Reading University and at the ICMA. Gary has also undertaken a range of Consultancy assignments and worked for a number of leading suppliers, enabling him to understand problems from both the buyer’s and seller’s perspective. He founded B.I.S.S. Research in 1997 creating the B.I.S.S. Accreditation, which independently benchmarks international Financial Technology. Gary is highly sought after for his views and advice on the impacts on business and operations of market and regulatory changes. He has run a number of industry workshops, training sessions and roundtables and chaired, moderated many conferences. His blogs, articles, whitepapers and reports are published world-wide and he is an accomplished speaker and commentator on the many changes in the financial services market place.
Prof John Gavin, Director
John is director of BAT. He is also Chairman and co-founder of G4h and a Liveryman of the Information Technologists and World Traders Companies of the City of London. He has strong associations with some of the world’s largest IT and IT Services business including Unisys, BT, Intel and Sun Microsystems and in depth knowledge of both the finance and telecommunications sectors. He began his career in financial management before moving into sales and general management. John served on the board of Dexterus, a Bain Capital venture, and on various senior management boards within BT. John’s earlier career included a number of senior sales and marketing positions with Digital Equipment and ICL. John also has a number of charitable interests including being a Director of the Great River Race. John is a visiting Professor at London Metropolitan University, Guildhall Business and Law.
Michael F Newman
Michael Newman has worked with a number of Stock Exchanges across the world, and was Services division marketing Director at London Stock Exchange for two years. He is an experienced Global IT Programme and Delivery Director/Head with an extensive background in managing change through either managing major projects or organising services primarily but not exclusively in the financial services marketplace. Michael’s skill set lies in business solutions transformation using IT project management, this combines strong technology and programme management skills with business analysis and marketing exposure; ranging from the identification of new business opportunities to the provision of effective customer services. Michael is One time Member of the Securities Institute, has also produced IT strategic direction and implementation papers for the London Stock Exchange and Plus Markets, as well a operating at board and executive committee level in a number of different organisations.