Sir Douglas Flint is the former Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc, having stepped down in September 2017. After 18 years in public practice with KPMG, ultimately as a partner, he joined HSBC as Group Finance Director in 1995, becoming Group Chairman in December 2010. Sir Douglas is also the UK’s envoy to China’s Belt and Road initiative.
He chairs the CityUK/CBBC China Market Advisory Group, and is a member of the International Business Leaders’ Advisory Councils of the Mayors of Beijing and Shanghai. He is also a Trustee of the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity Board and chairs the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Just Finance Foundation. He was an independent external member of the Financial Services Trade and Investment Board in the UK until July 2015 and has been, by invitation from the Prime Minister, a British Business Ambassador since January 2014. In 2006 he was honoured with a CBE in recognition of his services to the finance industry.
Previously Mr Flint was Chairman of the Institute of International Finance from 2012 to 2016 and served as a non-executive director of BP plc from 1 January 2005 until 14 April 2011.