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Giles French

External Affairs Director, Innovation & Growth

City of London Corporation

Giles French
Giles French is the External Affairs Director in the Innovation & Growth Department at the City of London Corporation, the team that supports and promotes UK based financial and professional services. He leads on developing strategic relationships with businesses, regulators, and diplomats, on a wide range of public policy issues in the UK, Europe and internationally. In addition, he engages with priority markets around the world to promote trade and investment flows with the UK financial and professional services sector. During the Coronavirus outbreak, he has chaired the Corporation’s Business Engagement Group and led the project team that produced London Recharged. He is an Associate Adviser to the British Foreign Policy Group and a Trustee of the charity Heart of the City.

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City of London 2025 Vision

City of London

17 May 2021

City of London 2025 Vision

How is the City of London preparing to emerge from the pandemic? With the disruption brought by the COVID-19 crisis, what does it mean for people working patterns? Who, how and when will people visit...

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Webinar: NYLON

City Dialogues

18 November 2020

Webinar: NYLON

Following the USA elections, our latest city dialogues event brought together experts from New York and London, to have a conversation about the future of our cities and of city-making as we start to...

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